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Pussy-willow spread her boughs 

And looked the weather o'er, 
She decided then that spring 

Was earlier than before. 
In January she put forth 

Her buds and placed about 
Oh many little catkins there 

And fluffed their soft fur out. 
Now scilia, too, comes early, but 

She took a sly peep out 

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And said that pussy-willow was 

Quite wrong, beyond a doubt. 

So pulling up a soft brown leaf 

S'.'.e snuggled close her head 
And slept so long and lazy that 

I feared she must be dead. 
And it is just the reason why 

This year she's late, I know 
For once I saw her wear a hat 
And coat of whitest snow. 

April hung her trinkets round, 

On slender twigs were beads of glass, 
And emerald spears, like points of light, 

Lay shivering in the matted grass. 

Oh, baubles light and frail as air, 
A breath can break your evidence! 

With strange unearthly power you lift 
A pagan heart to reverence. 


Stayed with the Prima Donna the 
other night, and this was her bed-time 
prayer: "Dear God, I don't ask for any- 
thing for myself, but please give my 
mother a son-in-law." ^ 

It occurs to me that in Scotland, they 
must speak a straight matter of fact 
lingo, inasmuch as they have no "Buy 


Sunday school boys never break win- 
dow panes with anything other than a 

Graft is the valet of privilege. 


The usher generally takes the leading 
part in most theaters. 



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4446 Clifton Ave., Chicago 

MAY 14, 1932 

VOL. I, NC. 3 

UNK EBENEZER'S TINY WEEKLY published every Saturday by a group of Chicago "h""? 
contribs. Full of Wit, Wisdom, Humor, Verse, Comments, Jokes, , Cartoons. Sense, JNQUbense. _ 

My other half explairs to me 

His business deals minutely; 
Solicits my advice, and then 

Ignores it absolutely. 

But now I'm wise, I never say, 

"Do so and so or rue it," 
But when a move looks good to me 

I ask him not to do it. 

And when he swings the deal and wins 
And crows and says, "I beat yer." 

I pat him kindly on the head 

And say, "You clever creature." 

E. M. S. 













Spring fever! Spring fever! 

Again it's attacking. 
'Bont May first each year 

My ambition starts slacking 

And gradually decreases 

Till it's totally lacking 
With the sad, sad result 

That's simply heart-wraeking! 



The Tiny Weekly has now begun; 
Let's hope its life that's just for fun 
Will continue on, filled with joy,- 
For you and me; for girl and boy. 
So come on contribs, one and all, 
Get out your pens and hit the ball! 


The penny scale can show anyone 


pilth" of all flesh. 


Just looked at the picture of an electric 
ice box upon the shelves of which reposed 
a ham, butter, two quarts of milk, » num- 
ber of eggs, three grapefruit, :i pan of 
,-rullers, a dish of oranges anil a rreain 
pie. If the contests go with the box. I'm 
almost persuaded. 


A little joy, a little bliss 

All is blessedness; 
Then truth and wrath and after Unit 
All is wretchedness. 


People who pronounce senorita "sccn- 
yor-ita" . . . complainers . . . realistic 
fiction . . . missed golf shots . . . conceited 
people . . . women who inject personality 
into their radio talks .. . . people who 
laugh at people who cry at the movies. 


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Vol. 2 No. 2 Summer 1933 




Published by Frank H. Craig, in the Interests of 
Amateur Journalism. 




The farm beyond the Rockies 

Is famed for tree and vine, "WW *ZW*l 
The one produces the orange 

Tlic other the ruddy wine 



APR 291944 

The southern planter tells 

Of juicy citrous fruits. 
Of cotton fields in bloom, 

Of budding trees and roots. 

The western farm, as ever. 

Boasts its oats and corn. 
Its many sheep and cattle. 

That prairies there adorn. 

But we. New England Yankees, 
Down East in old Vermont, 

Can show the finest apples. 
That any state can vaunt. 

Nor would we trade our apples 

And our home-made apple pies, 

For all the other products 

That grow 'neath balmy skies. 

F. H. C. 


By Frank H. Craig, Waits River, Vt., Member of U. A. P. A. 



A robin came to me this morning. 

He sat high up in a maple tree. fMa h bm— — 
He said in his song so merrily. ggg M 

"Depression has not affected meruit? i <n^sn 

There's nary a jail in our country. F ! 1 ?Q44 
There is nothing hut water to drink. 

There is never a growl nor a grumble. 
No automobiles to get on the blink. 

No bank failures occur with us. 

Nor collectors of income tax. 
We are free from Senate inquiry. 

A fraud that is surely the climax. 

There are worms in every garden. 

Aaid bugs for the kids and the frau. 
That iive in a mud-daubed nest 

In the fork of an apple-tree bough. 

It is true that we have to labor. 

Like man. for shelter and food. 
But we give depression a knockout 

By firing the imps in his brood. 

We are never so down in the mouth. 

Nor our hours of work so long. 
That we cannot turn for a time 

And pour forth our joys in song. 

F. H. C. 

Colonial tillage 



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By Hyman Bradofsky APR 29 1944 

FB.END, woaldst thou ***** 
delights of comfort; woaldst thoa 
tastf of the joy of well-being; woaldst 

thou know the supreme luxury of 
perfect contentment? Then drive with 

me through the streets late of a rai- 

ny How h soothing the cool moisture 
that permeates the air. How soft the 
dense'eurtain of the rain. The stree 
,amp S blink tearfully through the 
gloom. The deserted thoroughfares 
Letch deliciously beneath the down- 
pour. Here and there a bright y illu 
minated window peers invitingly, and 
recalls to one's mind all one has left 

behind. , ,, 

•<Bv iove I can't understand you, 
grumbles good old Bob at the whee 
"You with your self-indulgences.your 
sensitive emotions, and your serious- 
ness of business.wheedling me away 
from a cheery fireside to drive 
th roaghrainandsleet.ltwouldserve 

you right to catch pneumonia. But 

his eyes, full of deep concern, belie 
his words and his free han<Nraws 
the lap robe closer about my knees 
and feels solicitously of the damp 

The patter of rain on the pave- 
ment, the parr of the speeding car, 
emphasize rather than disturb the 
perfect stillness of the night. One 
forgets the existence of time and 
space. There is no sense of distance 
or direction, no urge, no desire. The 
past is a long forgotten dream, the 
future-nothingness, the present a 
momentary revelation of the infinite. 
Bob gives me a sidelong glance, 
smiles, and leans back contentedly. 
A stubborn strand of hair has escap- 
ed from under my hat and brushes 
lightly against my forehead bat it 
seems sach an effort to lift hand to 

tuck it in again. 

We speed on.-and the rain sendp 
a million arrows in our wake. 






The Vicious Circle 




Glasses are like wedding rings to women 
— an encumbrance and a convenience. 
Glasses, like rings, were once worn as 
finery, first usage being a craft- banner 
for Chinese scholars. Wearing them I am 
forced to keep down my fighting Irish 

They have received rough usage, having 
often been torn off in forced fights In 
Pennsylvania I jumped off a crack freight 
train out of Pittsburgh. Was somewhat 
bruised but my first thoughts were for my 
glasses. On the chance that the frames 
might be worth a few cents salvage, the 
train having passed, I went back to find 
them leaning unharmed smack against the 
rail. In Maine, after riding a couple of 
miles, I notice their absence and got out, 
and after a couple of miles of back-track- 
ing found them against the pavement rim. 
No one had been forced to turn out, thank 
God. Yet straining at a gnat of a period 
in the Burlington, N. Y., library, the 
temple broke. In the Cleveland library 
I got a scare. Forgot my glasses and ran 
back after 'em, sutcase in hand, but the 
guard stopped me cold. 

At an Alton picnic, amid a milling crowd 
on a truck, a tree limb brushed them off. 
The chance seemed nil that the fci-focals 
would escape. Escape they did to have a 
temple break next day while cleaning 

Here is the place to begin, and now is 
the time. •*»» 

There is as little sense in living over all 
the yesterdays that are gone as there is 
any senseless proceeding. Nobody should 
give themselves up whoUy to past joys. 
They always there were as many trials. 

They also forget their are any present 
pleasures, and remember all the trials. 

Then there are the people to whom to- 
morrow is the accepted time. Tomorrow 
they will do wonderful things. Tomorrow 
they will be perfectly happy. Tomorrow 
the sun will be shining. 

If they don't begin today they will do 
nothing tomorrow. 

Start today well and it will be a good 
foundation for all the tomorrows you have. 

Whatever you do, don't drag the yester- 
days along with you. They are a heavy 
load, and you cannot afford to carry them. 
They are a dead weight and will hold you 

You can't do anything with tomorrow. 
Today comes first. It is the most import- 
ant one there is. 

Tomorrow is a will-o'the-wisp. Yester- 
day is a shadow. Today is. 

(Continued on Pags Four) 

To print this paper the cradle and the 
grave have both been robbed. 

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Vicious Circle 

Published for Amateur Writers 

Vol. I 

Summer 1934 

No. 1 

Apropo of Prof. Craigie 

By Willard Texas Thompson 

APR 29 1944 

" um«s of the American language will 
be eagerly awaited by me since I have 
traveled and mingled so extensively 
with the parleurs of sectional argots. A 
traveler cornea to speak a standard Eng- 
lish—a bit from here and there. 

My interest in such works is similar 
to my interest in prints I desire to see 
things as they are in unhurried perspec- 
tive. Ev«n in a state like Rhuda Island, 
that I ean walk across in a day, I don't 
doubt but that there is a North vs. South 
difference in speech and outlook. Since I 
often covered great states in a day or 
two I had little chance to know the peo- 
ple. Often the one3 who impressed me 
were strangers in the sections them- 

Such a work as the Professor's will not 
be looking backward. It will be a recap- 

made conscious of the element of luck, 
and the need for magic and mysticism. 
One comes so near — and yet so far— tc 
kindred spirits often. 

The new school biography now is try- 
ing to understand the emotions of the 
men of the past. If spiritualism could 
get the facts straight would it not be 

Means To Mean 

My earliest introduction to astrology 
was thru my craze for free literature, 
which drove the home town merchant 
nearly crazy. 

Along the road people often in a burst 
of confidence tell me their troubles. I al- 
ways make it a point to find the birth 
sign. The way this checks out is intrigu- 
ing. This paper, if it brings experiences 
on the subject, will not be in vain. 

Personal Experiences With 

For years my heart leapt high 
When I beheld Virgo in the sky. 
'Twas years ere I knew why — 
That Spica attracted 
And to it I reacted. 

The "road", with its ups and downs, 

"Death from a fall." 
Says you, there'll be no call. 
A t.urile fell from eagle c'aws, 
(Continued on page 2) 




APRIL— 1934 

By Frank H. Craig, Waits River, Vt., Member of U. A. P. A. 



— . ; — 

Vol. 3. 


m No. 1. 


"The Little Red Schoolhouse" is a term that has been 
applied to country schoolhouses wherever they are found, 
though in many of our states there has never been a red 

The term is supposed to have originated in 1823, it being 
used at that time by Daniel Webster while counsel for the 
State of Vermont against "The Society for the Propagation 
of the Gospel in Foreign Parts." The Society was suing to 
regain possession of the Propagation lots which had been 
taken from it after the colonies separated from England. 

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Frank H. Craig, Publisher. 

Member U. A. P. A. 



No. 2 


Old Dobbin, old Dan, 
The roan and the grey, 

Work horses are they, 
But done for today. 


Now up to their knees, 
In clover they stand, 

Such clover no horse 
Can ever withstand. 

Rolling and playing. 
While eating away. 

No pasture like theirs 
Can others portray. 

APR 2 9 1944 


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WINTER 1934-1935 


Frank H. Craig, Ed., Kewanee, III. Member U. A. P. A. 


No. 3 


I semi to you this greeting-, 
As the yule-time comes again 

Anil wish for you the happiness 
1 nat Christmas brings to men. 

I hope for aye your friendship 
That warming- clasp of hands, 

Which makes the season brighter 
Throughout all Christian lands. 

At night my hearthfire blazes, 
Sending forth its ruddy glow, 

And I look within the shadows, ' 
As they flicker to and fro, 

For your face among the faces 
That will ever there appear, ' 

i-aces filled with friendliness 
With the coming of the year 


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Vol. 2. No. 1. 


Summer, 19S5. 

HEIL BABCOCK. tingent Fund was established in 

the United long before I became a 
out into the open. His arf i utM.'*ftl g F lumber. Under this custom a man 

Czar Babcock has at last come the United long before I became a 
Lit into the open. His ar £if^j|SfiI 
the April Empire is veryrew^ff5S» ay bring in a literar 3' fricrd and 

First asa tool of themastafJ3oss£'|^' a y h,s dues - Generally used as 
he seeks to rend the Unff$ffc919f§* ard for literarv effort in ,h<> 
warring factions, to ruin the ^h° ols - I* has brought many fine 
success of the New York"~cbri~'3|F lemDers into our ranks who have 
vention, and destroy the morale in time become active writers. 

of the members. Second by this 
clever article he seeks to detract 
from his unconstitutional and 
high handed acts during the year. 
For destroying the UAPA to be 
re-elected President. The old gang 
are all behind him. 

The constitution and customs 
of the NAPA and UAPA are quiet 
different. The super bosses take 
full advantage of this fact to 
befuddle the new member and 
gain his sympathy. The United 
has never had a Free Membership. 
Every new member must have 1st 
a literary record. 2nd be sponsored 
by some member. 3rd full dues 
must be paid into the UAPA 
treasurer. It is preposterous to 
believe that the United can 
function on free memberships. 
Official Organs and heavy mail- 
ings cost money. Plenty. My 
secretary records show every New 
York member has paid his dues. 
Mr. Hill of Texas bad his dues 
sent in by a NAPA member who 
wrote Mr. Hill is one of the old 
timers and I think be would like 
to receive all the amateur papers. 
Could I well refuse. The Con- 

printers, and donators. The NAPA 
bosses have never hesitated to steal 
these members when they could. 
The contingent fund has been used 
very rarely in the last few years. 

Our membeship list is always 
available to our members. The con- 
stitution does not require that it be 
printed but Ch. L. Detrick printed 
it in booklet form in 1934 and it is 
now in press again. Mr. Detrick 
was removed by Heil Babcock 
because he refused to kiss his big 

A little over a year ago while in 
Chicago I meetE. H. Smith. Altho 
ex-president Libby of Milwaukee 
accused him of being crooked, I 
took no part in the discussion, 
honoringthe old man for his hard 
work in a.j. When Smith mentioned 
consolidation I stated clearly I 
thot the day would come when the 
United would have to take over the 
National. This is certaily a terrible 
overture I made Smith, I dont 
blame the big bosses for getting 
sore. In the UAPA at least your 
dues must be paid to vote and in 
theNAPAyou dont even have to 
do that. Just have crooked election 
board say you were active during 



Spring, 1935. ~^**^ Vol. 4. No. 1. 

What Is Behind** M^JfiSg^y » r missing copies not in the 

Complete Circulatio 

While a few UAPA p^ 
have helped to explain the Com- 
plete Membership Circulation 
Proposal, the current understand- 
ing is somewhat obscure; here is 
what the Proposal aims to ac- 
complish, and why: 

The Proposal has ONE ob- 
jective: That every UAPA mem- 
ber shall receive a copy of every 
UAPA publication, for the follow- 
ing reasons: 

1. Amateur publishing is the 
vehicle by which the editorial or 
literary expression is carried to 
our membership. The printed word 
exists to be read; it is therefore 
reasonable that every United 
member is entitled to the equita- 
ble enjoyment of all that UAPA 
makes possible in the pursuit of 
amateur journalism, its endeavor, 
its message, and its purpose. 

2. In 40 years, little attention 
has been given to complete mem- 
bership mailing of all publications 
to all members. The mailing 
bureau exists for the economic 
circulation of amateur journals 
which are the lifeblood of our 
organization; true unification 
comes when all papers reach all 

3. With complete membership 
mailing, no member will need to 
write to individual publishers for 

ular bundles; nor will collectors 
isheartened by absence of 
papers hitherto gathered for files. 

4. Laureate offerings will reach 
every member—which is only fair 
as a stimulus and appreciation of 
such worthy endeavor and the 
work of fellow-members. 

5. Circulation is the paramount 
objective of every publishing 
enterprise, whether amateur or 
professional. If the principle is 
sound in professional publishing, 
it is sound for UAPA, its success 
and achievement. 

Answering objections of 


First, Whether complete cir- 
culation is fair and a progressive 
policy can be judged from the 
voluntary response of the majority 
of publishers, who, since this 
Proposal has been announced, 
willingly supply ample copies per 
issue for complete mailing. 

Second, While compulsory legis- 
lation is discountenanced as 
crippling the "little publishers" 
nothing is so urgent about amateur 
publishing that an aspiring pub- 
lisher can afford to sacrifice money 
and labor to print an inadequate 
issue. What is the object of his en- 
deavor is his product or message is 
not to be circulated to a member- 
ship bound in the interests of the 
self-same hobby? Look to serving 
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Summer, 1935. 


Vol 4. No. 2. 


A certain amount of political 
activity on the part of candidates 
and their supporters preceding 
the annual election is desirable as 
it serves to familiarise the mem- 
bers with the issues of the 
campaign and with conditions 
confronting the Association. 

The custom in the United is to 
open the campaign about April, 
after nine months of the fiscal 
year have been devoted to 
literary, publishing, and recruit- 
ing activities. This year, however, 
there has been a disregard for the 
proprieties that is as shamful as it 
is unprecedented. 

Immediately after the last 
election, at which the entire 
official board was chosen with 
majorities so large as to be over- 
whelming, a disappointed and dis- 
gruntled contingent began to 
make war upon the new adminis- 
tration, apparently acting upon 
the theory that, if they couldn't 
run the Association, they would 
ruin it. 

The Chicago Boss, who had 
sponsored a ticket called the 
"Official United Ticket" with the 
mistaken expectation that the 
members were green enough to 
swallow what the name implied, 
constituted, without authority 
except his ipse dixit, a Board, or 
Court, headed by himself, to try 
the Secretary upon charges pub- 

preferred by the Boss 




same time, this 
Boss caused to be 
etitions addressed to 
himself, calling upon the Secretary 
to resign, and circulated them 
among all the meniBers. 

What a fine way to support the 
new administration! What a 
wonderful plan to advance the 

Who were the signatories? The 
Secretary has a right to know who 
and how many signed. The mem- 
bers have a right to know. There 
has been no report, and there will 
be none. 

The whole thing was a plot to 
discredit the Secretary and to 
arouse suspicion as to his honesty 
and integrity. A grateful way, 
indeed, to treat an officer who, 
throughout this long depression, 
has borne the greatest share of the 
burden of keeping the Association 
active, solvent, and vigorous. And 
in return for his arduous labors, 
his matchless service, and his 
sacrifices in behalf of the 
Association, they plan to kick him 
out of office in favor of one who 
never has had any experience in 
office in the United and has been 
in the Association less than two 

There are some in our ranks 
who would rejoice to see the United 
on the rocks, and all these will be 
voting against Dr. Noel at the 
coming election. 

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Fall, 1935. 


Vol. 10. No. 1. 

The United Co-operative ' J \V< 
issued by Dr. Noel for the use of 
the entire membership. Manu- 
script gladly received. To insure 
publication send one dollar for an 
entire page of 500 words or less. 
500 copies will be printed. 300 will 
be mailed by the United mailing 
bureau. 100 copies for the Seattle 
members. The remained will be 
divided among the contributors to 
the Co-operative. This journal has 
been published over a period of 
years by different editors and the 
co-editors vary with every issue. 
It is to be hoped that this paper 
will give our great group of writer 
members a chance in an economic- 
al way to express in print their 
articles and stories. We feel that 
there are enough poetry papers 
now in existence to cover the field. 
With the extreme high cost of 
printing and the small amount of 
time that most people have for 
their hobby, not many are able to 
get out a worth while paper. In- 
stead of trying to bar our writer 
members who are the back bone 
of the United why not try a little 
common sense and try and help 
them out. Most everyone likes to 
see their brain children in print. 
Why not more co-operative 

journals. We hope we are leading 
the way to a new era in the 
United. Remember any darn fool 
can kick but lete have some co- 
operation in the United. Lets try 
and accomplish something worth 
while for the cause. Fifty cent 
dues are mighty small. This sum 
barely pays for the postage on 
the bundles. If it had not been for 
the generousity of the Seattle 
members the United would be so 
far in the hole that you would 
need the Lick Observatory to see 
the bottom of our depression. The 
United members have kept the 
United a going concern for many 
years. Why not try a little co- 
operation. Why listen to the 
NAPA sirens forever. If you want 
12 mailings a year then send in an 
extra fifty cents for mailing. If you 
cannot afford the extra four bits 
then be glad to have the four. In 
the old days the offical organ was 
mailed out by the editor largely at 
his own expense. The small papers 
were mailed out by the individual 
publishers which cost about five 
dollars for each mailing plus all 
the hard work of folding the papers 
and addressing the envelopes. 
Neither the United with fifty cent 
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Frank H. Craig, Ed., Kewanee, 111. Member U. A. P. A. 

Vol. 4 


No. 1 


PR 291944 



The Illini Indians before their destruction by the 
Iroquois claimed Wethersfield Township as a part of their 
hunting grounds. Later it was claimed by the Sacs and 
Foxes who had their chief settlement on Rock river in the 
northwestern part of Henry County. 

The chief Indian trail in Wethersfield township ran 
almost directly north and south through the township. 
This trail entered the township a little over a mile From 
its western boundry, crossed the western branch of Indian 
creek on section twenty-nine south of the sand mound on 
the Craig farm, thence directly north to Blish's woods in 
the village of Wethersfield. A few rods of this trail can 
still be seen on the northern slope of the hill south of the 

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I sense the sound of far- off guns; 
I fear a war-cloud in the sky, 
I dream of war-tanks, weighing tons, 
And brown-clad soldiers marching by, 
My dream is filled with bursting shells, 
And louder cries of wounded men, 
I glimpse a sight of cruel hells, 
And then-the dream has gone again, 
But still I hear the tramping feet 
Of war like men go marching by. 
Why won't the bugles sound "Retreat !" 
Before our youths go forth to die? 

— Sara L. Ekins. 


Edited by 


Earl Henry. 




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New York City, Seattle, Fargd, San Francisco, 

Los Angeles, Chicago, Portland, Vancdu^, 

Norwich, Neon, El Paso 

MAY 193 6 ,* 


The Victory Ticket has been care- 
fully thought out. Leading Ama- 
teurs all over the U. S. A., and the 
local amateur press clubs have all 
been contacted. Today we need a 
well-balanced ticket. First, experi- 
ence to. carry the heavy load in the 
important places; Second, youth, to 
"ive the needed enthusiasm to our 
beloved United; Third, but not last. 

White. Well known Kentucky organizer 
and publisher. He has a number of fine pa- 
pers and the Neon local club to his credit. 
He will take no orders from Hitler Hag- 
gerty either. 

ALBERT. Leading lady recruiter and or- 
ganizer . 

NOEL. The actions of Hitler Haggerty 
make it very necessary to draft our Sec- 

loyalty and courage. The N. A. P. A. retary for another prosperous term. By 
ex-presidents, ever await the oppor- 
tunity to put the United out of ex- 
istence and do away with our com- 
petition. Do you, my Mend, forone 
minute believe their honey words in 
Amateur Affairs or elsewhere? For 
over twenty years, the records from 
various amateur publications show 
that the N A P A leaders have tried 
desperately to ruin the United in 
any way possible. 

advance our courageous Vice President. 
Co-editor of The United Co-OPERATIVE. 
Also the Eastern Greeter. Showed by his 
actions at the New York City convention 
that he will not take his orders from Hitler 
Haggerty. That he will stand on his own 
feet and give The United an honest and 
efficient administration. 

another year perhaps Haggerty will mind 
his own National of which he'sbig boss. The 
depression is not over and we need Doctor 
Noel for his financial genius. 

man with a press and experience. 

Historian — Wm. Harris, our Oklahoma 
publisher and booster. Laureate Recorder— 
W. S. Bogart, our New Jersey publisher 
and a booster. Eastern Mss. Manager— C. 
Benjamin Morgan , Connecticut printer and 
former secretary. Western Mss. Manager, 
Ralph Romane. Oregon editor and boost- 
er. DIRECTORS. Let us by all means re- 
elect our three outstanding leaderstWill- 
ard Northrup. our New York Past presi- 
dent and go-getter, Roy Erf ord, our Se- 
attle Past president and live wire, Jack 
Smith, our modest convention chief. 

CRITIC— Aaron Baker, the very best 
man for this hard place. Publicity— Jef- 
frey Jennings, outstanding publicity man 
of The United. His famous 'Countersign.' 

The, Seattle, Wash. 

United Amateur 

Seattle Wn. 



new member in The United, but for 
a long time previous to my joining, 
I heard much about the organiza- 
tion and its activities. After becom- 
ing a member, I find that after read- 
ing various literature of The United 
and members thereof, that there is 
a "certain" minority group which 
might be called "reds," regardless 
of the high sounding names they 
••dubbed" themselves with, viz., the 
Crusaders, etc. The situation is an- 
alogous to that of certain radical 
groups throughout The United 
States, who go around making accu- 
sations and unjust, and destructive 
criticism against our government. 
When you try to restrain these indi- 
viduals, they let "Ut the cry of "cit- 
izen, free speech, and free press " 
This minority group in The United. 
are in the same category. They take 
the American privilt-ge of free press 
;md speech fur granted, not know- 
ing that they are really abusing that 
privilege. In other countries, thev 
wouldn't he allowed to do their 
thiukinir out loud. I'hey do not 
know what the speech of freedom is. 
They are satisfied as long as they 
can run the whole "show'' ;ind until 
then, thev will undermine and de- 
stroy, never building up. In this 

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great country, the principle of ma- 
jority rule is universally accepted, 
and naturally. The United op'erates 
under this principle. As a rule, the 
majority is respected, but, in the 
case of The United, there seems to 
be a stuborn minority who say that 
everyone is wrong but themselves. 
They make false accusations which 
they cannot prove. Someone should 
start a libel suit against them and 
make them prove their accusations. 
This, they would be unable to do, in 
the eyes of the law, because the law 
is not based on hearsay. If they are 
not satisfied with the UNITED, no 
matter what is done, they should 
form their own group and then they 
will surely be ''boss" or they could 
join other groups who have a similar 
trend of mind. The by-laws of The 
United should operate in such a way 
as to antomatically suspend these 
••termites" from the organization 
I'hey are no good, no asset to any- 
one, not even themselves. 
— Anthony DkMarco, 

Jeksev City, N. J. 

Idealize the Real, 


Realize the Ideal! 

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JULY, 1936 

Vol. 4 


No. 1 


'Tis a chimney standing high, 
O'er the hill among the trees, 

Trees whose leaves are ever moving 
In each fitful summer breeze. 

Wild flowers bloom in summer, 
Beneath this chimney tall, 

Chipmunks seek the beech tree 
As they feel the hunger call. 

Drowsy days in summer time, 
Odors sweet of spruce and pine, 

Song of bird and lowing herds, 
This all nature does design. 

Only a chimney, ancient, tall, 
Red in daytime, dark at night, 

Still, in pleasure and in sorrow 
It is ever plain in sight. 

Like a guidepost by the roadside, 
Where the wayward ever roam, 

'Tis the chimney, tall and stately 
Guides the wanderer to his home. 

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"Yur log shure had a funney habit, 
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His First Shave 
By Jack Smith, Covectionville, Iowa. 
You know, ifs peculiar how fresh, comical things 
that happened a long time ago are in your jnind. As 
a friend of mine was saying the other day, Pat^ I was 
lookin' into the jewelry store window the other day 
an' I was one of those new fangled 'lectric shavers. 
They say you don't have to have lather or anything 
like that. You just run 'em over your skin like a lawn 

"An" to think that when I was fourteen the style 
was a long straight edge razor with fancy carvin' all 
over the handle. 

"When my brothers got their razors they were so 
darn stuck up that they wouldn't even l*t me touch 
•em let alone shave with 'em. But I really had the 
laugh on tham, 'cause for the first month their faces 
looked like the patch of ground ol' Doc Brown ploug- 
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Briny Breezes Camp, Delray, Florida 


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By Jack O. Smith, Correctionville, Iowa. 

Scene- Apartment of Alfred Murde-New York-1993. 

Alfred thumbed through a time-worn astronomy 
book of the 1930's. He came upon a statement of Sir 
George Edmond, noted astronomer of that day. "It is 
peculiar that a white star (commonly called white 
"dwarf"), usually the size of an average planet, should 
be several hundred times hotter than our sun, which in 
turn is several hundred times lager than a common 
white star. It could easily be believed that the white 
are former planets transformed into white hot masses 
by some phenomena." 

Alfred stopped reading. 

Being but a common human, he thought. Could it be 
that our own earth would in time be but another white 
star to soar in its own path in the heavens? Could the 
center of our earth be a constantly growing mass of 
white hot matter, escaping at intervals through 

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Volume I Autumn, 1938 N umber 3 


By John A. Miller. 167 Forest Ave.. Buffalo. N. Y. 

Hustle and bustle on city streets, 

Saying hello to whoever we meet; 

Shouting newsboys, squeaking wheels 

Reckless drivers hitting our heels. 

Jobless men roaming the city 

Applying for work and receiving no pity; 

Racing autos, tooting horns, 

New faces greeting us as each day dawns; 

Innocent ladies, hardboiled men 

Living near a gangster's den; 

Noble heroes, society leaders, 

Rich men working as expert weeders; 

Fighting lawyers, exhilarant politicians 

Bound for some long vacations; 

Noisy sirens, flashy cars, 

Busy scientists seeking new stars; 

Brave firemen, roistering jobbers, 

Alert policemen trapping robbers, 

Crying babies, whimpering dogs, 

Young ladies wearing riding togs; 

Low wages, high rent, 

Every minute is different. 

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FoZume I Winter, 19S8-9 Number 4 


By Dean V. Meredith 

I have just been reflecting on the importance that a 
can of pork and beans plays in the life of the average 
human. Perhaps it is difficult to imagine a more plebian 
subject than this, yet on closer scrutinization, you will 
find a more solid thought within this apparently 
transparent idea. You probably groan at the mention of 
pork and beans, but did you ever stop to think of the 
solace such a product as this has brought to countless 

The writer can recall many an occasion in which he 
was batching in a small room, while seeking his fortune, 
that he felt too weary to cook a regular meal, and his 
eyes would drift to a familiar label on the pantry shelf. 
What exultation came to me as I gazed on a can of pork 
and beans! Then to the task of sitting the can upon the 
gas plate and permitting the spitting flame to warm 

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Vol. I. No. 4 

Lawrence Giles, Editor 

Oct. 1938 


My car was doing about forty-five 
when I saw that the car in front of me 
swung to the side of the road and stop- 
ped. It was a sudden stop. There were 
several cars stopped up ahead and a 
group of people were looking at a cer- 
tain spot in the middle of the road. 
Without even thinking I stopped. Some- 
thing unusual had happened. I got out 
of the car and walked over to the group. 

The old man with the shovel, it was a 
long-handled shovel, answered a ques- 
tion which had been put to him, "It was 
my little grand-daughter. A car hit her 
and did not stop. Another car came 
along and took her to the hospital." 

The crowd's reaction to this statement 
v/as sobering. A few moved forward to 
peer at the pool of blood. The women, 
I noticed, shuddered and one would have 
fallen to the ground if it had not been 
for the man who was standing near her. 
He caught her and carried her to a car 
nearby. The men shook their heads and 
some made emphatic and caustic remarks. 
One group of high school girls and 
boys seemed to shrug their shoulders in 
unison, as much as to say, "Oh, well." 
In another minute they had clambered 
into a decrepit- flivver and were clatter- 
ing down the highway with open cut-out. 

A telephone bell rang. Between two 
lilac bushes in bloom I saw the front 
door of the hotfse. Through the screen 
door I saw a woman go to a wall tele- 
phone. The old man was scattering road- 
side dust from his shovel on the blood 
pattern. There was a muffled scream 
from the house and then the screen-door 
slammed and a boy about nine ran 
down the board-walk to the front gate. 
"Grandpa, grandpa," he said and when 
he reached the old man's side he whis- 
pered something in his ear. A little rag- 
ged faded yellow dog was sniffing at the 
blood-stain. "Tiny! Tiny! You come away 
from that," shrieked the boy with great 
indignation and picking up a stone em- 
phasized his shout with a well-placed hit 
which sent the dog yelping under the 
tront gate. Grandpa had placed one 
hand upon the other on the top of the 
shovel and was pressing his lips tightly 
against the back of his hand. He seemed 
to be interested in a caterpillar crossing 
the path but I think he was looking at the 
imprint of a little shoe in the dust. 

—Ford Haskill. 

A night owl married a meadow lark 

And found but fleet delight, 

For when she bade him glad "good 

He bade her sweet "good night.' 

An amateur publication, issued quarterly under a rotating Editorship by the Utah 
Amateur Press Club of Salt Lake City, Utah, affiliated with the National Ama- 
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mj«Sii«««s»ss«jsnss«««s»jt»Ka^» With This Issue The Dreams 
From Where I St#Bf : *yoiSrEifitors Materialize 

A dream come true! That is what 
this issue of "Views" means to your 
two editors. Many youths our age 
wish for a newspaper all their own, 
but few of them are fortunate enough 
to have their dream materialize. 

By Charles Paynter 


While this column is not an entirely 
new effort on my part it is, however 
rew to most of you, the readers. 
Since it is new to you and you are 
n *w to it, some sort of an introduc- 
tion seems to be in order. 

I was recently graduated from J. 
Sterling Morton High School in Ci- 
cero, Illinois, where as a member of 
the school paper's staff I served in 
one capacity or another for three 
years. During the last semester of 
my senior year this column had its 
conception and while it did not meet 
with thundering success, my partner, 
Tom Callahan, and I felt it good 
enough to be used as a regular fea- 
ture in our little independent news- 
paper "Views." The third member 
of our establishment is Harold Smo- 
lin who has been writing and editing 
"Consider" for nearly nine months. 
He will continue with this paper as 
h : s own while Tom and I have ours. 

Not Here 

In the midst of these troubled times 
when there is such strong racial feel- 
(Continued On Page Four.) 

"Views" will be an interpretation 
of events of the world; sports, poli- 
tics, crime, et cetera. Regular fea- 
tures will be run. Chuck Paynter 
will continue with his attempt at a 
column which was his weekly contri- 
bution to his high school paper. A 
column of the present day craze— test 
quizzes, editorials, and selected shorts 
will endeavor to hold the interest of 
you, our readers. 

Subscriptions will be taken for reg- 
ular delivery of "Views", and sur- 
prisingly enough— the subscriptions 
are FREE. All you have to do to get 
your copies of this periodical is drop 
a penny post card with your name 
end address to the offices of "Views" 
located in room 202 at 3302 Maple 
Avenue, Berwyn, Illinois. 

Contributions will gladly be accep- 
ted, but all manuscripts become the 
property of this publication. How- 
ever, contributions will be returned 
if enough postage la enclosed to in- 
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UAFA Split fcr Third Time in History 

CHICAGO, ILL. — Culminating a 
five-year investigation, the Greenfield 
Committee on June 20th decided to 
return UAPA to amateur journalists. 
Due to the fact that Founder Green- 
field did not include politics as one of 

the purposes for which the United 
was organized, the Greenfield Com- 
mittee, serving the association as a 
Supreme Court, issued this statement: 
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Frank H. Craig, Ed., Kewanee, I1L Member U. A. P. A. 


Wife of 


A Soldier of the Revolution 

APR 291944 


The name Stevens or Stephens is said to be nerrvecTrrorn 
the baptismal name of Stephen with the addition of an "s" 
meaning "the son of" and is said to be of Norman origin. 
The descent is traced from one Fitz Stephen who is said to 
have come with William the Conqueror into England in 
the year 1066 A. D., and first settled in Gloucestershire. 

Prudence Stephens or Stevens is supposed to be descend- 
ed from John Stevens, one of the Gloucestershire family 
who came to Guilford, Connecticut some time before 1650. 
Names given to children would indicate that the descent 
then passed through one Thomas Stevens to Moses Stevens, 
the paternal grandfather of Prudence (Stevens) Fellows, 
wife of John Fellows Jr. 

The search for the ancestors of Prudence (Stevens) Fel- 
lows had been carried on by different members of the 
Fellows, and allied families, for over a hundred years with 
but little success. 

J. Q. A. Fellows, a grandson of the subject of this sketch, 
a prominent mason who was at one time Grand Master of 
the Masons of the United States, in an application for mem- 
bership in the order of the Sons of the Revolution, gave 
Caleb Stevens as the father of his grandmother Prudence 
(Stevens) Fellows. 

Later in a sketch of the family compiled in 1885 by J. Q. 
A. Fellows of New Orleans, La., and Chas. S. Fellows of 
Chicago, Illinois, the father of Prudence (Stevens) Fellows 
was given as Cutting Stevens, though both compilers stated 
that they were not certain of the fact. 

Noel E. Craig of Detroit, Mich., and the author of this 
sketch while in the New England states this summer (1938) 




DEUBRwr ut 

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Edited by E. H..;b 

Affil iated with tho U._A. PA. of taerp— IG3S. Vol. I. No 3 


Continued from last issue; 

Iho Ministry of the Church/ 

Tlry also partake of the "divine nature" 
in receiving the baptism and 'gift of the 
"'Holy OostV It is the Holy Spirit who 
in the only real power in the Churoh. 
it is his work to "reprove the world of 
sin, and of righteousness, and of gudg- 
BBHt". (John I6;8) He also "guides into 
all truth". 

'"he early apostles and the church re- 
alized their complete dependence upon the 
Holy Spirit for all their success. The 
work of the ministry in tho Acts of the 
Apostles is a ministry of the Holy Spirit. 
'.Vhile the ministry wonti- out in the world 
in tho power of tho Spirit, their work 
was successful. They progressed. Churches 
wore built up everywhere and . . : .-the 
kingdom of od was a real power. A s soon 
as churohes"became established, settled, 
satisfied, self-centered, and self-suf- 
ficient, they lost their spiritual power. 
ritualsism, ceremonies, education, human- 
wisdom and met nodes, were used to fill the 
gap left by the Jss of the spirit. Re- 
ligion became external and consisted of 
correct creeds rather than holy lives; 
a matter of the intellect tether than 
the life. 





Death is not cessation as usually under;. 

stood it is separation. There are 

two kinds of Death, separation of men 
from God, (2) separation of man (soul) 
from the body. P.eason has iy If Best!: 
wore the cessation of life, where would 
we look for justice. The sun shines 
for good and bad alike, with other 
words, justice is not exacted in this '. 
life, therefore we must of necessity 
look for it else where. 
(2) The deepest thing in life is life 
itself. It is bottomless, It is a moving 
picture, constantly changing in form but 
never ending. 

(1) Who can lsy down on the job and 
»t result* ? 

(2) '.Tiat is tho correct defination of 
the word "Church" ? 

(see answer in the next issue) 

has again in our age of the world 
retired the Gospel and ministry of powe r. 
To 155' church He has given" "Apostljs," 
i,. 0j pastors, teachers, etc., also 

a renewal of the complete "Gospel of Christ 
with the restoration of the church and 
ministry was committed a sispensation of 
spiritual power. The gift and blessings 
of New Testament times were alos restored, 
and man glorified the God of their fahers 
Our fathers lived, witnessed, and 
di-d for Christ. In falling the torch has 
Binn flung to us. Their work is finished 
Their witness is complete. To us they have 
committed the future of the church, ihey 
lived, for Christ and the church, ohall 
Fail them? Their work will not suffice 
.:. We must carry on. 
(to bo continued in next issue.) 


There are many ways of doing good, yet 
there is but one right way to do it. 
The right way to do things is Christ- 

There are many groups of people that 
profess to have the right way. But 
Christianity is yet to bo discovered, 
(by the masses) 

Ther e arc many churches, lodges, 
and oth.-r Froth rhnodo (so called) but 
Brotherhood is a two-fold term, and 
includes- Fatherhood. r They have for- 
gotten that s 1. -ft him out of the raoe 
and lost 

Says my friend:- "Church and State 
should be separated" to this the Voice- 
of Reason does not agr-e 

( to be continued) 

If you like t.-.e "VOICE OF REASON" 
lot us know. If you hsive a criticism, 
lot us knov. also. 

E. Hceb.— 424 - 5th Ave., N. GA-96B9 

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January 1938 



C. F. Noel, Editor 3ox 685, Seattle, Wash, 

ti ' 

Now that the United Amateur Press Association has more members than ever before in 
its history it is necessary that we have an energetic program for the new year. 
Let us all put our shoulders to the wheel of progress. Let us be loyal and put the 
United first in our busy life, 

FIRST, we should have regular monthly mailings. Help mailer Webb by folding your 
papers for him. He is a busy man. Contribute to the mail fund, 
SECOND, let the official organ come out on time. Mail your reports in promptly. 
Do not expect the editor to issue too large a journal. 

THIRD, publish a paper of your own or co-operate with a fellow writer. Our print- 
ers are very reasonable. Give them a trial, 

FOURTH, form a local club in your home town. Get a big kick out of amateur journ. 
FIFTH, no more free past president memberships, Everyone should help. 
SIXTH, provide for elections by mail in case of emergencies, 

SEVENTH, let us have more candidates for office, it is your duty to help shoulder 
the responsibility. No politicians from other groups need apply. 
EIGHTH, remember tho contingent fund. It helps pay the cost of the organ, the 
mailings, the year book, Provides gold frat pins and small seal cuts. 
NINTH, write a card or a letter every day to a fellow member. Congratulate that 
officer for his hard work for the cause. President White' s untiring energy. Vice 
President Jennings coup in securing over one hundred new members in a few months, 
his coast to coast broadcaso for tho Unitod, Editor Brandt' s wonder 24 pp official 
organ. Tony DeMarco up and coming Jersey City Club that alroady has its hat in the 
ring for the 39 convention. Thank the members for their journals, it cost them 
time and money, 

TENTH, and important. Mako plans now to spend your vacation in Seattle for the 
Unitod Convention, July 2,3,4, Crown tho year with a great convention rally. 
Wonderful scenery, hospitality, and tho time of your life. 




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Winter Number January 1938 


Co F. Noel, Editor Box 685, Seattle, Wash, 

Now that the United Amateur Press Association has more members than ever before in 
its history it is necessary that we have an energetic program for the new year* 
Let us all put our shoulders to the wheel of progress. Let us be loyal and put the 
United first in our busy life. 

FIRST, we should have regular monthly mailings. Help mailer Webb by folding your 
papers for him. He is a busy man. Contribute to the mail fund. 
SECOND, let the official organ come out on time- Mail your reports in promptly.. 
Do not expect the editor to issue too large a journal. 

THIRD, publish a paper of your own or co-operate with a fellow writer. Our print- 
ers are very reasonable. Give them a trial. 

FOURTH, form a local club in your home town. Get a big kick out of amateur journ. 
FIFTH, no more free past president memberships, Everyone should help. 
SIXTH, provide for elections by mail in case of' emergencies. 

SEVENTH, let us have more candidates for office, it is your duty to help shoulder 
the responsibility, No politicians from other groups need apply. 
EIGHTH, remember tho contingent fund. It helps pay the cost of the organ, the 
mailings, the year book. Provides gold frat pins and smo.ll seal cuts. 
NINTH, write a card or a letter every day to a fellow member. Congratulate that 
officer for his hard work for the cause. President White' s untiring energy. Vice 
President Jennings coup in securing over one hundred new members in a few months, 
his coast to coast broadcaso for the United. Editor Brandt' s wonder 24 pp official 
organ. Tony DeMarco up and coming Jersey City Club that already has its hat in the 
ring for the 39 convention. Thank the members for their journals, it cost them 
time and money. 

TENTH, and impartant. Make plans now to spend your vacation in Seattle for tho 
United Convention, July 2,3,4, Crown tho year with a great convention rally. 
Wonderful scenery, hospitality, and tho time of your life. 

Trk UMJT£D SlAtiU L J F£ ^ 

Dr, 0, P. Noel, Editor p. o. Box 605, Seattle, Wash, 

— ■ Fj.11 Number 

September 1938 

Now that vacations ai-e over and everyone is back to work anJ school it behooves 
us all to get busy for the good old United. Progress and prosperity we have found 
go hand in hand. Loyalty is the keystone to the arch of our United. No man can 
be true to two trustors , 

Our President Maurice E< Shifee of Neon, Ky. and our Vice Prosi dents Sidney Cohen 
of Brooklyn, and Fadge Pinson are anxious to help you with your aj problems. 
Write to them when ycu need help, 

Secretary Judge Erford will be greatly pleased to receive your renewal. Remember 
and tell him about your change of address promptly. His address is 515 Title 
Insurance Building, Seattle, Washington, 

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si ao of Ray Zorns paper. 

Chief Critic, Aaron Baker of Norman, Oklahoma, Give him plenty of work* Local 
Clubs, Anthony Do Marco of 360 Montgomery St,, Jersey City, N.*J, Remember he is 
anxious to help you organize a local club in your town. Mailer Marjorio Starkey 
216 County City Building, Seattle, 500 copies please, 

Recruit Committee, For the east — Kaig Anlian, Dr, Steutel, Thomas Torre, Tony 
Crocco, Burt-j Foot, Seymour Bo man, S« J, Ecklnr, For tho west — Hyman Bradofsky, 
Thor Mauritzen, Zula Leach, Rose Cohen, Edith Flewoll, Bessio Barnes, Dean Mori-" ' 
dith. For the south-- Robert Svith, Clara Elliott, Ben Webb, W, A, Watson, Ed 
Barber, Goldie Barnett, Leona Boeff. For tho central states — Jerry Chmelicek, 
Sally Everett, Loron Phillies, C, F, Copland, E, P. Witte, Jack Smith, W. P, Libby, 
Unk Ebcnozor, 

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Vol. 2 Fall 1939 No. 1 

^ 1 •' • ttoneo Diyo 

LOmbinmg Junior Native 

Ked ana White Emblem .__.__ - 
See Editorial H8 
m i » JfflfM. PHW 


Poor handwriting and incorrect spelling 
faults not confined to the poor and ill-educa 1 
asserts Will West. As for styles of writing I'd 
say that bad handwriting, like Chanel blue and 
reptile leathers, is good this year. The better 
the financial circumstances of the writer, the 
worse, it seems, is the scrawl. 

"Spelling— let's be kind", the writer con- 
tinues, "but even the 'grand dame' stops to 'pay 
ed, for 'paid.' 'Arcties' are almost inveriably 
'artics,' while fqr 'leggings' the more Chaucerian 
'leggins' is usual. With 'hats' and 'shoes' and 
similar monosyllables most women do well, but 
'sequins' become 'sequences' and 'suede' is 
reproduced as 'swede.' " 

mum flr , 

The United Post Tell- Gram 

-:- A 100% Amateur Publication .:- 


- Lickskillet Itentffi%$\ 

(From Bloomington Star) 


The following will be some of the industrial 
improvements in our midst to start the new 
year. Love Ann Long will take the agency for 
the Baptist Monitor. Zeb Stubbins will be 
added to the off-bearers at the saw-mill. The 
blacksmith shop will employ a bellows boy The 
church horse shed will be given a fresh coat of 
whitewash. Aunt Becky Jones will add some 
modern improvements to her hen house. Bill 
Bhthers will get a self-starter for his Ford The 
one-cow dairy will change to two. 

Ed Bascombe, our popular storekeeper, has 
put up a sign for the new year which reads, 

Irust, bust; no trust, no bust." Zeb Stubbins 
says that Ed got that out of an old almanac. 

(Continued on page 4) 







it if 

Like a watermelon, this is likely to b« "read" inside 

Vol. 1 

Summer ?939 

No. 1 




The United BrotfWg 

. MTT 

Volume II Spring, 1989 **— dumber 1 



By Jack Smith, Correctionville, Iowa. 

Scene-Suite of Miss Joy Constance, 
current cinema attraction. 

"Frances! How dreadfully delightful I am to see 
you! Take a chair, dear. Oh, that hat is positively 
divine. Did you come up for an interview?" 

"Yes, Joy, I did. This one will concern the great 
loves in your life." 

"Sounds delightfully interesting. Let's start right 

now, shall we?" 

"All right, Joy. Now first, darling, did you ever have 

any "puppy loves?" 

'!Oh, yes, Frances, and how it brings back tender 
memories. One day when I was eight and was skipping 
rope on some street in Miami, a little boy came up and 
looked at me so adoringly. I asked him his name and he 
asked me mine and we suddenly fell in love. The next 
day I saw him again and he kissed me when we were 
alone, and we thought we were engaged. 

(Continued on Page 4) 


I was very happy to be the guest of 
the Utah Amateur Press Club on the 
evening of August 19, at the home of 
Miss Rhoda Wallis, and to note the ear- 
nest interest displayed by all those at- 
tending, in the various papers read by 
the advisor, Ford Haskill. To this gentle- 
man I must give all honor for his evident 
intent to improve the efforts of the vari- 
ous members; I have read many of his 
own effusions and he is an addition to 
our ranks. 

No sooner had we been ushered out 
into the beautiful patio (a California 
term) of the hostess than that little lady 
appeared with a small bottle. I must ex- 
plain that many of the ladies had very 
short sleeves, very short dresses and very 
short socks: the hostess began to apply 
what I discovered was "citronella" to 
the exposed portions of the female beau- 
ty, and also the bare arms of the boys, 
and I was told it was to fight the mos- 
quitos! It was just unfortunate that I had 
called during the worst of the mosquito 
season. Nevertheless, very shortly we ad- 
journed to the parlor as the mosquitps 
were very ferocious that evening and did 
not mind the citronella in the least. 

The Advisor then read each article or 
poem presented, and it was criticized or 
praised by the various members and fin- 
ally by Mr. Hack himself, all with the 
view of improving the technique of the 
writers. One poem by Lawrence Giles 
struck my fancy, and with one change in 
the arrangement of the last line was wor- 
thy of being published. 1 was told that 
several of the other stories will also be 
published shortly. The meetinq reminded 
me of the meetings of the Blue Pencil 
Club of Brooklyn, which has a similar pro- 

The Club was naturally pleased at the 
selection of Oakland as the next meeting 
place of the N. A. P. A. and it is ex- 
pected that Salt Lake will be well repre- 
sented at that convention. I had several 
visits with the Official Editor. Miss Elaine 
Jorgensen (a practical printer by the 
way) and know that she will make good. 
This year is a Woman's year and I know 
it will be a qood one, with Mrs. Haggerty 
at the helm, assisted by Miss Elaine. 

I appreciate all the kindnesses of the 
various members, especially the after- 
noon spent with President Harold Ellis 
and his charming family. He is a coming 
man in National affairs. Watch Salt Lake 
during this amateur year! 

— Walter E. Mellinger. 

An amateur publication, issued quarterly under a rotating Editorship 
by the Utah Amateur Press Club of Salt Lake City, Utah, 
affiliated with the National Amateur Press Association 




NO. I, AUGUST. 1939 



The fog comes in on silent feet ancUMvefa.the city like 
a large gray cat. irK " H [jin 

Down town, on Market Street, gay neon lights flash from 
the dark gray shadows, which are buildings by daylight. Mov- 
ing from the theater foyer are throngs of brightly dressed 
people, but once away from the revealing lights they merge 
and become only small gray shadows in the gray San Fran- 
cisco evening. 

Over on Mission Street the same dismal gray permeates 
the atmosphere. There, few lights break the dull monotony 
of the fog — what few exist are simply a darker gray — being 
darkened by cigarette smoke as well as blurred Y>y the cool 
damp fog. People who live in this district are always gray 
shadows and the fog tends to blur them only a little more. 

Out near the water front is to be found the darkest of the 
grays. Yet it is here, in spite of the mournful fog horns and 
warning sirens, that the gray shadows lose their power of 
dictating the mood. Gay music is heard coming from the 
dingy waterfront cafes — this is really gay music, not the wail 
of a swing-band saxophone, but the happy-go-lucky ditties 
of the sea-dog. This may be because the sailors and stevedores 
are used to the fog and have learned to defy it, but at least 
they seem to voice no objection when their haunts are en- 
veloped in a damp gray cloak. 

Out along the Skyline Boulevard there may be no fog 
above the ridge, but the beauty below the road is plunged into 
oblivion. The famous "city lights" no longer throw their 
glow skyward, and instead of the bridges and Oakland across 
the bay, only a dull amber haze occasionally shot with a 
gory red is seen. 

— Dorothv Schultz. 




No. 2. September. 1939 


When Anthony Moitoret was in Salt Lake September, 4, 
he told me that from Labor Day henceforth he would speak 
of my paper as "The Utahman from West Virginia" on ac- 
counta I live in what was once the "wild V wooly." We 
still have the sheep. Might not be a bad idea, though. One 
branch of my family tree grew in West Va. And then I 
actually was a West (High) Virginia till I graduated. 

Inklings was right. Mentioning people in a paper does 
bring results — even if it is via other ayjay's mail. The in- 
sult to Utahman was extremely obvious. Benton Wetzel 
wrote President Jorgensen a card and tacked this on at the 
end: "Tell V. Baker than Minn, has plenty Utah hasn't. It 
has lots more including a new 3-story journalism building." 
True, we haven't a new journalism building. All we have 
is a new 3-story girls' dorm (interested, Benton?), a new 2- 
story mines and engineering building, a new fieldhouse, a 
new biology department greenhouse, new R. O. T. C. build- 
ings, not to mention the tennis courts, three new intramural 
athletic fields, new campus roads and parking lots nearing 
completion, and the new — oh, but why go on? Anyone can 
see that a school with only 4400 population, excluding absent- 
minded professors, can't possibly compete with one such as 
Wetzel chose. 

K-PN 4827 


0Ssm> .,.. 

Number Eight 

Great Neck. 

ember, 1939 

OllCC M(?re I find myself with a 
hunched over a typecase, and in the ac 

stick in hand, 
another issue 

of this spasmodic publication— ending a two and a half year absence 
from the NAPA bundle. Informality must needs be the keynote of 
this number, for even as the letters click into place to form this very 
line, I have little idea what the next sentence will be. However, 1 
promised prexy Elaine during my SLC visit in August that I would 
contribute my mite to the success of her administration by putting 
out another Victorian — and here it is. The Naval Academy has 
given me ten and a half days of Christmas leave, and Deacon Bab- 
cock has given me free reign in his At-the-Sign-of-the-Scarlet-Coek- 
trel-and-Leaden-SIivers Print Shop. And if what I manage to in- 
clude herein proves to be of no interest to anyone, — well — C'est 
dommage! Maybe some will consider a goodly chunk of my furlough 
wasted, but such is not the case, for I've already gotten a whale 
of a kick out of dirtying my fingers with type, and I work with ever 
increasing haste in order that I can sooner inspect the finished prod- 
uct (and also in order that I can have more time free to complete 
my "minor fling" in the Big City, particularly on New Year's Eve). 

I It /iuTHlt that I'm open to accusations of prejudice, bin few 
can disagree with my contention that the Xmas Greeting edition of 
the Seattle Sun was both clever and well done. Word from Seattle 
has it that Jim Martine, whose print shop did the work on the card, 
has been converted to ay-jay, and that in doing the job of selling 
the hobby. Recruiting Chairman Anthony F. Moitoret (that's my 
Pop!) himself suffered a renewed burst of enthusiasm, and recruit 
and recruiter promise to combine on a paper very soon. 





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September, 1939 

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This is the first issue of The Universal and in this 
paper, we will attempt to satisfy everyone. Although 
this publication is purposely made for young songwriters, 
we see no reason why you shouldn't enjoy reading it if 
you write songs or not. Everyone, I believe, is inter- 
ested in songs, whether to write them, sing them, or play 
them. This paper offers songwriters some very valuable 
information that they may never otherwise find out. Then 
too, there are articles that have no bearing on amateur 
songwriting. This is to please those of you that aren't 
very interested in the subjecl of songwriting. 

With your full support, wo can make this publication 
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We welcome articles and ideas from you and if they 
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We hereby publicly thank Joe Vargo for his article 
"Tips for the Beginner in Writing Songs," and also Lew 
MePfor his article "My Songwriting Experience." Both 
articles appear in this issue along with "Song Bits" and 
"Hello Friends," which were both written by yours truly. 

In this issue, you will find a lyric songwriting contest 
for year subscribers of the Universal. Subscribe and 
enter this contest. A musical setting will be the prize 
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Volume II June, 1939 Number 2 



■..y llTHIN the last ten or 
W twelve years an influx of 
gggg articles have been written 
regarding the red menace. Not 
being a student of political 
economy or philosophy, and not 
being interested enough to do my 
own thinking (like the majority 
of my fellow countrymen), I did 
not really know what this menace 
could be. 

Now, I have always admired 
newspaper men and magazine 
writers for their courage in taking 
up a cudgel for or against some- 
thing, but of late their behavior 
has become so abnormal and 
irrational that I am quitealarmed. 
It seems that one is just some 
kind of a tyro writer if he hasn't 
contributed an article of his views 
on this subject to the annuls of 
literature for the so-called 
intelligentsia to wade through. 
There have been more articles 
written about the red menace than 
been written on farm relief or 
national defense. 

I decided I should make some 
investigation into this menace. As 
red has always been a favorite 

color of mine, I realized that it 
would be dim«un; 1 tor me to 
denounce my faith in it on 
account of any " undersirable 
acquaintances it may have 
innocently chosen. My personal 
friends did not appear well-enough 
informed or enlightened to 
sufficiently explain the subject in 
detail. I realized I would have to 
glean the information from those 
better versed on the question. I 
went to the experts. 

After interviews with political 
figures and other experts I secured 
enough information to properly 
describe the menace in a better 
light. This undermining influence 
that has been pestering us is none 
other than the common product 
known as red ink! For many 
years red ink has been threatening 
the very foundations of all 
commercial endeavors. It has 
filtered through to our homes and 
educational institutions. Nothing 
can be more dangerous or dis- 
concerting to - our commercial 
enterprises than to end a year's 
transactions in red numbers. 

(Continued on Page 3) 


" The Voice Of Youth 

VOL. 1 

AUGUST, 1939 

NO. 1 

An Average American Family At The Breakfast Table. 
By W. J. Voll. 

Old Sol was bathing the attractive 
peaceful room with a warm light. He be- 
amed in on a table with six chairs and a 
dormant radio on a shelf . The whole at- 
mosphere was pervaded with that rest — 
fulness which only the early morning 
can bring. 

A young girl, attired only in pa jam- 
as and a bathrobe, saunters into the room. 
With shuffling movements she sets the 
table for six. Obviously half -asleep, she 
makes a great clatter. She then carelessly 
ambles out the door. 

A mirldle-aged woman steps bris'dy 
into the room. We detect from the effect- 
iveness of her every movement that she 
is a capable housewife. She then turns 
on the radio. While listening, she supp- 
lies the deficiencies in the table- setting. 
She then goes to the stairway. We hear 
an officious voice, "Virginia, tell your 
father and John to get up immediately. 
Children, stop that pillow fighting, or 
must I come up there? Virginia, stop the 
primping and get down here! Do any of 
you realize the time"? After a series of 
half-hearted replies from above, she co- 
mes back into the breakfast-room and 
dejectedly sinks into the nearest chair. 

Two young boys clatter in. One is 
about eight, the other, five. They are 
quarreling. Their mother says, 'Sit down 
and eat and stop quarreling". They sub- 
side for a moment, while Mother serves 

A tall young man, tie around his ear 
stumbles in. "Lo, Mom". To which she 
responds, "John, what is your sister do- 
ing?" Then, in a higher pitch, 'Virginia, 
do you want to be late again?" 

John, Senior, comes in, gets a peck 
from Mother and sits down, loudly de- 

manding his bacon and eggs. 

Mother begins a check up on the 
personal appearance of the various mem- 
bers of the family, which is not taken too 
kindly by anyone, especially John, Jr. 
Everyone lapses into an indegnant silen- 
ce, fearful lest other effects be noticed 
and reprimanded. The girl of the first 
appearance, now briskly enters, [in all 
her glory, with several artificial curls,] 
and takes her place. She is greeted by 
Mother with "Virginia, you either get 
down here earlier, or go to bed earlier." 

Now the family listens to some news 
bulletins on the radio. They then discuss 
the European situation. Having no in- 
formation on the subject, the children 
change the subject to some pointless 
anecdote of school. Finally one of the 
younger boys says, "Dad, why are those 
endurance fliers staying up in the air?" 
Dad responds, "Why Kenneth, one of 
them had a fight with his wife, and he's 
afraid to come down because she's wait- 
ing on the field with a rolling pin." 
"Oooh", says the enlightened Kenneth. 

Amid a general titter Mother says, 
"Look at the clock, you'll be late!" A 
general commotion ensues. Everyone 
matches up coats and hats, books and 
pencils, and makes a rush for the door. 
Mother closes the door after the tramp- 
ling horde with a sigh of relief. The door 
bangs again. It is John. "My lunch", he 
screams. After a few collisions with such 
immaterial objects as chairs, he seizes 
his lunch, and departs. 

Mother then picks up the debris, 
and departs. The sun resumes its beam- 
ing with a sense of uninterrupted peace. 

..' . M; '/-l 


"The Voice of Youth" 

Vol. 1 

September, 1939 


' m w " 

No. 2 


An Average American Family Goes To The Fair 

Editor's note: The movies have their Hardys and Jones, the radio has its Aldriches, and 
now VOX JUVENIS presents its Wagners. 

It was late morning when the Wagners 
descending from the Long Island train, walk- 
ed up the platform into the New York World's 
Fair. Mr. Wagner, taking a wrinkled map 
from his pocket (the map was received for 
$ .39 and a coupon from the the Hicktown 
News), called the family into a huddle. 

"Well, where do we go first," ho inquired 

"As long as we're right here, let's go in- 
to the Coty building," both Virginias cried 
oat almost at once. 

"No, no! Our teacher said to begin with 
the foreign buildings," John, Jr. interrupted. 

"I want to go to the Children's World," 
insisted Kenneth. 

"Now wait a minute. Everyone will be 
satisfied in turn, but I think that mother 
should come first," Mr. Wagner firmly stated. 

Once inside the Coty Bail ling the Wag- 
ners realized that their long, tiresome journey 
had not been wasted. Mrs. Wagner was trail- 
ing the others very slowly wheu she came to 
an exhibit that she thought Kenneth would be 
interested in. 

"John, tell Ken to come here," she called. 
"Why, Virginia, Ken isn't here! We 
thought he was back there with you," was 
the reply. 

And then it began — a mad search for 
Kenneth. John, Jr. asked an official, who 
pleasantly stated that he had seen a little fel- 
low in a bine suit go out the door a very few 
seconds ago. Upon hearing these words the 
family made one mad leap for the exit. And 
there was Kenneth, calmly making his way to- 
wards an information bureau to request in- 
structions on getting to the Children's World. 

Once the Child's hand was safely clasped 
with mother's, the march was resumed. Every- 
thing proceeded smoothly until John, Sr. 
looked at his watch and oxclaimed that it was 
lunch time. Mrs. Wagner and the children 

agreed and began making their way toward a 

"My goodness, what a crowd! Virginia, 
you stay back here; John and I will wade 
through," Mr. Wagner instructed. 

I want coffee, just milk here, hot dog for 
me, the hungry children shouted. 

"Wait a minute, one at a time," John, Jr. 

Their hunger satisfied, the family set out 
for the Children's World. Here Ken was in 
his glory, but when time for other exhibits 
came he refused to leave. Mother soon per- 
suaded him, however, by threatening to for- 
get to tell Santa Claus about the new bike. 

Mr. Wagner once more looked at his 
watch and announced that if his family didn't 
grab a hurried mouthful, they would miss the 
aquatic displays. Nevertheless, 9:30 found 
them at the French Building, admiring the 

When the waters had settled down to 
peacefullness once more the Wagners follow- 
ed the rest of the crowd to the amusement 
area. Here John, Jr. had his fun and in spite 
of all warnings went in the most daring rides. 
As he was about to pay for the parachute ride 
Mr. Wagner called him back, saying that to- 
morrow was another day, and in answer to 
Ken's question stated that he didn't think Mr. 
Whalen would move the fair while they were 

Compliments of 


Long Island Amateur 





"The Voice of Youth"J(JN28 1945 

Vol. 1 

September, 1939 

■No. 2 

An Average American Family Goes To The Fair 

Editor's note: The movies have their Hardys and Jones, the radio has its Aldriches, and 
now VOX JUVENIS presents its Wagners. 

It was late morning when the Wagners 
descending from the Long Island train, walk- 
ed up the platform into the New York World's 
Fair. Mr. Wagner, taking a wrinkled map 
from his pocket (the map was received for 
t .39 and a coupon from the the Hiektown 
News), called the family into a huddle. 

•'Well, where do wc go first," ho inquired 
"As long as we're right here, let's go in- 
to the Coty building," both Virginias cried 
out almost at once. 

"No, no! Our teacher said to begin with 
the foreign buildings," John. Jr. interrupted. 
'•I want to go to the Children's World," 
insisted Kenneth. 

"Now wait a minute. Everyone will be 
satisfied in turn, but I think that mother 
should come first," Mr. Wagner firmly stated. 
Once inside the Coty Building the Wag- 
ners realized that their long, tiresome journey 
had not been wasted. Mrs. Wagner was trail- 
ing the others very slowly when she came to 
an exhibit that she thought Kenneth would be 
interested in. 

"John, tell Ken to come here," she called. 
"Why, Virginia, Ken isn't here! We 
thought he was back there with you," was 
the reply. 

And then it began— a mad search for 
Kenneth. John, Jr. asked an official, who 
pleasantly stated that he had seen a little fel- 
low in a blue suit go out the door a very few 
seconds ago. Upon hearing these words the 
family made one mad leap for the exit. And 
there was Kenneth, calmly making his way to- 
wards an information bureau to request in. 
structions on getting to the Children's World. 
Once the Child's hand was safely clasped 
with mother's, the march was resumed. Every- 
thing proceedod smoothly until John, Sr. 
looked at hi6 watch and oxelaimed that it was 
lunch time. Mrs. Wagner and the children 

agreed and began making their way toward a 

"My goodness, what a crowd! Virginia, 
you stay back here; John and I will wade 
through," Mr. Wagner instructed. 

I want coffee, just milk here, hot dog for 
me, the hungry children shouted. 

"Wait a minute, one at a time," John, Jr. 

Their hunger satisfied, the family set out 
for the Children's World. Here Ken was in 
his glory, but when time for other exhibits 
came he refused to leave. Mother soon per- 
suadod him, however, by threatening to for- 
get to tell Santa Claus about the new bike. 

Mr. Wagner once more looked at his 
watch and announced that if his family didn't 
grab a hurried mouthful, they would miss the 
aquatic displays. Nevertheless, 9:30 found 
them at the French Building, admiring the 

When the waters had settled down to 
peacefullness once more the Wagners follow- 
ed the rest of the crowd to the amusement 
area. Here John, Jr. had his fun and in spite 
of all warnings went in the most daring rides. 
As he was about to pay for the parachute ride 
Mr. Wagner called him back, saying that to- 
morrow was another day, and in answer to 
Ken's question stated that he didn't think Mr. 
Whalen would move the fair while they were 

Compliments or 


Long Island! Amateur 
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"The Voice Of Youth" 

JUN281945no. 3 

Vol. 1 

October, 1939 


by W. 

Looking about the world today, we find 
it torn asunder by conflict. Chaos and turmoil 
greet us on every side. We begin to ask our- 
selves what it all means. Some believe it to 
be the end of the world. But we have a dif- 
ferent theory which is based upon a study of 

History seems to be divided into epochs, 
the duration of which is about five centuries. 
Another characteristic of these eras is that 
they generally end in a period of conflict and 

The first great era was the one dominated 
by the Greek brand of civilization. This was 
replaced by the Roman type. Then the Bar- 
barians swept down, and destroyed civiliza- 
tion. The Dark Ages ensued. 

This period of cultural darkness was fol- 
lowed by the greatest era of all, the great Age 
of Faith, known as the Medieval Period. This 
perished in the fifteenth century. 

Our own civilization, given the appella- 
tion of modern, followed. To us, itnowseem3 
that it has been a failure. Intense national 
hatreds were fanned to flame. The home was 
destroyed. Morality fell low and was scoffed 
at. Few great contributions have been made 
to cultural advancement of the world. Our 
much-praised modern civilization has given 
birth to the monsters of Communism and 
Nazism, which threaten to destroy Religion 
and all attendant culture. But now, modern 
civilization seems to have reached its last 
stage. About five hundred years have passed. 
"We are faced with a period of conflict. 

I believe that, because of these reasons, 
we stand at the brink of a new era, a new 

J. Voll 

civilization. What will it be like? Will it be 
superior or inferior to our present civilization? 

We don't know. But this we do know. 
What our civilization will be tomorrow de- 
pends on our youth today. Can we expect the 
irresponsible, thoughtless "jitterbug" to build 
a dependable civilization? Hardly. No. We 
must depend on those who are responsible. 

When we, who are the citizens of tomor- 
row, realize what a tremendous burden is to 
be placed upon our shoulders, we ask our- 
selves how to prepare ourselves for the task. 
We should affiliate ourselves with some or- 
ganized Religion. Religion is a prime neces- 
sity in every man's life, and an agency for 
tremendous good. We should educate our- 
selves to some particular task in life, so that 
we may accomplish something worthwhile. 
We, who are to be the builders of tomorrow, 
must prepare for our task. 


By Robert Edson 

It always has been, it always will be; 
Conquering all, claiming all, for eternity. 
It healeth all scars, it telleth all things; 
It never turns back as onward it wings. 

It waits for no man, taking each in his turn. 
It speeds on unheeding though nations may 

And when we have passed, and descendants 

are gone 
Time, still undaunted, will march steadily on. 

(From the MS. Bureau) 

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Vol. 1 

Vox JuveniaST 


The Voice Of Youth" 

December, 1939 I 

No. 4 


Christmas with the Wagners 

"T'was the night before Christmas, 
And all through the house, not a creature 
was stirring, not even a mouse" said Ken- 
neth, as he lingered longingly ou the stairs. 

The activity on the lower floor of the wag- 
ner home rather belied Kenneth's statement. 
Mr. Wagner was making what seemed to be a 
futile attempt to place electric lights on the 
Christmas tree, which had already been erect- 
ed in the livingroom. John, Jr. was steadying 
the ladder (rather lackadaisically, to be sure) 
upon which his father was so perilously 
perched. Virginia was busy in another corner 
of the room, unpacking and dusting off the 
tree ornaments. Mrs. Wagner went about the 
house, her trained eye searching for any min- 
ute speck of dirt which might have missed her 
pre-holiday cleaning. 

She raised her eyes, and seeing Kenneth 
hesitating on a lower step, said authoritative- 
ly, "Kenneth, this is the last time that 1 in- 
tend to tell you to go to bed. Your brother, 
Gene, went up half an hour ago. Now, if you 
don't go IMMEDIATELY, Santa might 
hear. . ." And the words ended with an om- 
inous, threatening tone. 

I doubt if there is a Santa Claus," pon- 
dered Kenneth, who had reached the cynical 
age of ten. 

"That's a rank heresy," murmured John, 

"You'll find out if there's a Santa or not 
if you don't march up to bed NOW. That's 
final," commanded mother. 

Kenneth scurried off to bed, unwilling 
to put the statement that there was no Saint 
Nick to proof. As soon as he opened the door 
to his bedroom, which he shared with his 
younger brother, Gene, he heard a loud 'Psst.' 

"Hey, Ken," whispered the baby of the 
family, "what's goin' on down there? Have 
they started anythin' yet?" 

"Not yet, but why aren't you asleep?" 
came the answer. 

"Oh, gosh, I'm too excited. What do you 
s'pose we'll get? I wonder if Santa found out 
that I busted Edward's window? Gee!" 

But Kenneth was too engrossed in the 
weighty problem of the existance or non-exis- 
tance of Kris Kringle to pay much attention. 

Downstairs, Virginia was unwrapping the 
last box of ornaments, when with a musical 
tinkling sound, a gorgeous ornament dashed 
itself to a million pieces on the floor. Glanc- 
ing furtively about her, she deftly pushed the 
remains under the davenport. Then she went 
for the vacuum cleaner on the pretext that 
'those Christmas tree needles were dropping 

Father and John had completed the work 
on the tree, which was now resplendent with 
lights. John was backing away from the man- 
tle when he collided with the ladder, standing 
next to the tree. The ladder fell against the 
tree, and it began to topple to the floor. Fath- 
er caught it in his arms in the nick of time 
and John, Jr. rouschafed a "Whew." 

Mr. Wagner, John, Mrs. Wagner, and 
Virginia then engrossed themselves in the fas- 
cinating project of trimming the tree. Vir- 
ginia and John now were ordered to bed, but 
first they placed their own Christmas pres- 
ents to the family at the foot of the tree. The 
presents, now mysteriously wrapped in tissue, 
were the fruits of weeks of frugal economy. 

(Continued on the back page) 






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No. 5 

i: My hobby is helping ether a with theirs and as I am a Navy man I run 
across many things to help hobbyists, which I save against the time I 
see some request 'for same"." — J.N. Lawrence, CPHM, U.S. Navy, Naval 
Hospital, Washington, D,C. 

Colona, Tlich: is well represented in the Bureau files with: Ed. Bland 
a gen. 3tamp collector desiring exchange. - Ed. Cingros collecting U.S. 
- foreign stamps, U.S. covers; offering to exchange covers and stamps, 
coram emoratives too. - Mrs. D. Stoffle a stamp collector, also exchange. 

Mr. T.Scott, who wa3 recently appointed to represent Uncle Bob's 
HOBBY & SERVICE BUREAU in AUSTRALIA, resides at ^10 Cheffers St.,Moonee 
Ponds, "/.4., Victoria, A- Collecting air mail and air transportation 
labels, air mail slogans, pacuebot markings, RPO « TPO cancellations - 
from everywhere; he offers: Australian stamps, meters, registration 
labels, picture post cards, poster stamps, postmarks and slogans- thru' 
exchange only, since he wants to build-up his collections. 

And when you Write to the Mr., don't forget Hra. Scott She wants 

unusual or 1st day covers, postmarks (especially if from zoological, 
botanical and our'ious or oddly named places throughout the world). 
Australian stamps, meters and other similar items — in exchange. If you 
let her know what you want — she'll do her very best to oblige. 

E.R.Lau, 1914 Bingham St ., Honolulu, Hawaii is a match book collector 
and recently started to collect stamps. Help him out, Hobbyists. 

Stamps, coins, post cards of the world; match covers (all types and 
kinds)", amateur photography are the hobbies of Bob Stine, 52 W. Louther 
St., Carlisle, PA. Argosy mags., stamps, pmks . for sale or exchange. 

"I collect everything and anything with a meter on it, both U.S. and 
foreign. Will trade slogans or types and will purchase unusual items" - 
— f 'rs,J.Bressler, 619 ?MCobbs Creek Pkwy . , Teadon, PA, 

Sales tax tokens, Ohio coupons, emergency scrip money and Not geld 
paper money for sale or exchange; E. DiBella, 1352 University Avenue, 
3ronx, New York. 

If not- this will most lik9ly be our last meeting and YOUR last issue. 

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The United Post Tell-Gram 

A 100% Amateur Publication 


Spring 1940 

No. 3 


I am the printing 
press, born of Mother 
Earth. My heart is of 
steel, my limbs are of 
inn, and my f.ngers 
are of brass. 

I sing songs of the 
world, the oratori 'S of 
history, the sympho- 
nies of all time . 

I am the voice i>f to- 
day, the herald of to- 
morrow. I weave into 
the warp of the past 
the woof of the future, 
i tell stories of peace 
and war alike. 

I make the human heart beat with passion or tenderness. 
1 stir the pulse of nations, and make brave men bo brave 
deeds, and soldiers die, I inspire tht midnight toiler, weary 
at his loom, to lift his head again and gaze with fearlessness 
into the vast beyond, seeking the consolation of a hope 


continued on page 4 






VOX cJtl' 

Moved * sa— jjcrtiflr-SJa 

■""fca A. one brig. m. - te JJT ^1T^ 
fero, boo. ,.£».« Ma" bori .» for .b.h.^ 
majestically from the sea, h» « { . tles t use d 

this wonder city seemed ^"^'f^Xdthe other side of 
to imagine. St.ll «»««**£ ^ Si me up Barclay 
the Hudson, a stream of humanity put. 
Street to the subway. Drospect seemed horrifying 

The ^Vh^etC boarded the train ma 
must take me to 34th Street. rt * , bag, a shudder 

lather of fear, and *«E5E^J3L III fall 
W ent through me ^^^ Someone will pick my 
off or be crushed intoe «W happened, and, a 

pocket.". . • .But nothing d ^ the jort ^P h 

SSTK^tfjSSlS-P- ne walked 
(Continued on page four) 

. I' -^ AST issue of The v >|JP!B|i >lleJ off the 
foot powered press of Ralph W. Babco^TlL, in Great 
Neck, Long Island. That wa^rg&iW ago, and 
now the source of publication is the print shop of J. R. 
Martine, way across the continent in ^Seattle. Since £5i 
that last issue your editor has gathered no moss. After 
winding up the second half of his third academic year ^ 
at the Naval Academy, he shoved off on the midship- 
men's summer practice cruise, making the USS Ark- 
ansas his home for ten weeks. Failing to find any aj's 
in Colon in the Canal Zone or in La Guaira or Caracas 
in Venezuela, he had to rest content with the regular 
shipboard routine of engineering, navigational, and 
deck watches. Independence Day found him thinking 
of the NAPA conclave in Philly but meanwhile swelt- 
ering while ashore on liberty in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. 
In New York City he ran into Edna Hyde Mac- 
Donald while buying an ice cream cone at the Fair. A 
phone call showed CPA Haggerty to be on a vacation. 
Newport, Rhode Island, brought only inspections of 
the naval training station, torpedo factory, and War 
College. Then, after street parading for the Bostonians 
and their Governor, he tried to locate Chas. A. A. Par- ^ 
ker and failed. And not having Ed Cole's address with 
him, your editor missed seeing Interlude's able pub- 
lisher, and tradition soaked Harvard substituted. 

Guantanamo Ray-Uncle Sam's naval base on the 
southern tip of Cuba -offered no local printeries, and 
besides, there were gunnery drills twice daily in prep- J 
aration for the Short Range Practice to be fired there. |^ 
After the turrets had boomed and the broadside guns 


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Vox JuveiyiS 

♦The Voice Of Youth' 
Vol I January, 1940 No. 5 


Medicine, now the topic of 
novels, movies, magazine stories, 
etc., is the current topic. 

To begin with, what are the men 
who practice medicine? Our def- 
inition of theses doctors is the 
saviours of humanity. In other 
words, these are the humans, who 
at any hour of the night, during 
their leisure time, and at any other 
time when they are needed, rush to 
the aid of an ailing or suffering 
fellow man. 

We aren't attempting to make 
you believe that all men with 
M. D.'s after their names are per- 
fect, that they only cure you to 
satisfy their desires to serve hu- 
manity. Naturally, there are 
doctors, just as in every other pro- 
fession or business, that are not of 
the highest calibre. That is, men, 
not qualified to serve you or those 
that are after your money. The 
MAJORITY, however, practice 
with the intention of adhering to 
the code of etjics, which puts the 
saving of life above everything else. 
Everywhere one turns he hears: 
"How can that man cure you with 
pink pills?" We have answer to 
that. Medicine does not claim to 
cure (although it does in many 
cases) by just pills. Naturally, rest 
etc are needed. 

Once more we aren't attempt- 
ing to make you fall for a line. We 
admit that osteopaths are good In 
THEIR OWN LINE. Many doc- 
tors send their patients (in certain 



cases) to them. However, we deny 
that medicine is a farce and that it 
will not cure. 

May we take you as an example 
You are deaparately ill, lying in bed 
with rheumatic fever, unable to 
move, feeling intense pain. Let 
suppose that you called an M. 
His first movements would be 
diagnose your case carefully; if 
himself could not determine your 
illness, he would call a specialist for 
consultation. When it was definitely 
known that you were ill with 
rheumatic fever, you would not only 
be told to remain in bed but would 
also receive something thing to 
relieve your pain and have a diet 
proscribed for you. 

What we're driving at is the fact 
that doctors today are beyond the 
stage of the use of medicine 
exclusively. If you condemn the 
medical part of it, medical doctors 
also apply surgery, metabolism, 
galvanizing, ultra-violet treatment, 
use of diets, and even fit people for 

To get back to medicine- In the 
case of rheumatism, we know of 
one particular injection which will 
cure the case, no matter how 
stubborn. Another injecion not only 
relieves asthma. And we all know of 
the marvelous serum which has 
wiped out almost all diptheria. 

Space does not permit a further 
discussion. Upon request we will 
furnish the names of the medicines 
above any other information 

— F. S. C. 







Member of the United Amateur Press of America 


"Government of the people, 

For the people, 

and by the people," 

Began in the Town Hall. 


Vol.. I Bo. 28 2 Pages 

Friday 5 . > July 1940 


Saturday afternoon 
at ahout 3:45 P» M. 
there was a fire at : the 
Robertsons. The wiring 
was had in an electric 
fan on the third floor. 
The roof caught on fije." 
Someone saw the smoke 
and turned, in an alarm. 

Club Hts Swimminp; Meet ! 


Mrs. Burnside Poster 
of 117 Harrington is 
having her sister Mrs. 

Hammond who lives in 
Soon the fire departmerilBew York B". Y. stay with 
came. There were ten Iher. 

ire engines at the 
tf ire. There was so much 
smoke that the firemen 
( vore gas masks. After 
shopping most of the 
shingles off and 
breaking three windows 
the firemen put 'out the 
["ire. The damage amount* 
id to ahout $300. The 
RohertBons live at 123 
Farrinaton Avenue. There 

re Mcturc-s of the fii left for ^P Ri 5 le 7 
are picture^ oi the Uau innC80ta June 30.He 

pa the th U rd page. RCon. Pa^e 2 Col. 2) 

The Western Avenue 
Chicken Shop which was 
destroyed "by fire last 
week has temporarily 
moved next door. 


Mrs. R. D. Anderson 
of Minneapolis and Mr. 
R. Lavoi of Saint Paul 
smashed in to each othe | 
on the corner of Port- 
land and Arundel last 


Captain G. E. Gardner 2 nd ? TS ° n w ? s J 3rl 7 in8 * 
of 467 Portland Avenue . ****** V*. Mr. Lavci 





A Smart Restaurant 

Choice Vines & Liquors 

389 Selhy 

waB driving a Plymouth. 
Mr. Lavoi s car hac-. it'u 
(Con. Page 3 Col, 2) 

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'Free Delivery 

Groceries, Meats, Pruits & Vegetables 

176 Eorth Western Avenue Dale 1731 

Mcquillan brothers 

Plumhing & Heating 
24 Hour Service 


Prescription Druggists 

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Selhy & Western St. Paul Minn. 

Phone Dale 0148 

1Kb Deliver 

The University Club 
of Summit and Ramsey 
is going to have a 
swimming meet. They ara 
going to race against 
the Athletic Club. It 
will he held July 6th 

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you have tc do is come 
every week for three 
weeks the next week is 
free. Get your 1-2-3 
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By Frank H. Craig, Kewanee, Illinois 

Member ot 
The United Amateur Press Association of America^ Ut>»-&« tfc 


"The Spoils System" "■" wa * 

When Andrew Jackson became president of the United 
States in 1829 a political change known as, "to the victor 
belongs the spoils," took place. This system known as "the 
Spoils System," gained a hold in political life that to some 
extent still remains. 

During Jackson's first term hundreds of men in govern- 
ment employ lost their jobs and their places were taken by 
men, many of whom had no experience in the work they 
were to do. 

New men in new jobs make more mistakes than men 
who have had a number of years experience. Mistakes made 
by inexperienced men in public office are not paid for by 
themselves nor by those who put them in office. The mis- 
takes are paid for by the taxpayer. 

Appointees should not be subject to involuntary re- 
moval except for incompetence or dishonesty. We do not be- 
lieve the people of a democracy, as a whole, favor such in- 
voluntary removals, and we also believe that any man, "who 
would do unto others as he would that others do unto him," 
should raise his voice against such removals. 

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Vol. 1, No. 1 

Editor, Marion Blodgett 
U tfgjfi ^ 

A Sad, Sad Story . ^ 

Probably, some of you have wondered, from time, — whernfcPwkPA plotters were gang- 

time to time, whatever happened to the 
sheet broadside, issued by Marion Blodgett, 
for the Hodge Podgers and sent regularly to the 
members of the NAPA. Also, occasionally, 
some of you may have inquired about THE 
LITERARY RECORD, of which Margaret 
Nickerson Martin was editor, and the lamenta- 
ble Andersen of Jersey City was the printer. 

The answer is that because Andersen was the 
printer of both these magazines, both are now 
as dead as the proverbial door-nail, almost as 
dead as Andersen himself. The story is a long 
and very sad one, but it is typical of what hap- 
pens to a writer who takes seriously the claims 
of the NAPA that it is a literary association, 
with efficient printers who are every ready to 
serve the writer. 

In my own case, it was the printers who 
were the attraction that lured me into the 
NAPA but what a disappointment those print- 
ers were. Trainer, Babcock, and last, but not 
least, the lamentable Andersen. Of Trainer 
and Babcock, we have not the space here to 
record the doings, nor are we going into our 
opinions of the said doings. They were the 
glory-boys of the NAPA, the wonder-printers, 
who did everything but print. Some of you 
may remember the mean back-biting tone of 
Trainer's own papers and the truculent, ill- 
bred style of Babcock's. The lamentable An- 
dersen was not a glory-boy — he was just a 
printer, who apparently took no part in the 
plots and schemes of Trainer, Babcock, et al. 
But what a printer he proved to be! 

He was getting out HODGE PODGES and 
printing the LITERARY RECORD — not 
without gigantic pushing from the editors and 
all their respective friends — when, all of a 
sudden, his interest seemed to wander far, far 
away from his printing press. By a strange 
co-incidence, it was at a time — the exact 


ing up on Margaret Martin. The inside clique 
in the NAPA rf^BHSJP^fesented Margaret 
Martin. She was so far above any of them in 
talents and personality that she never should 
have been in that twiddle-dee association. How- 
ever, she was in it and had become President. 
The small-timers and back-biters did not like 
this, so they were engineering a campaign 
against her. It just happened that HODGE 
PODGE and my own printing got in the way 
of their plans and were mowed under. The 
association's attitude towards me and my publi- 
cations was one of complete indifference, and 
my own attitude towards the association, as 
such, was about the same. Margaret Martin had 
only kind regards and helpful suggestions for 
the NAPA's. She worked for their interest, and 
worked hard, and they repaid her by a mean- 
ness and brutally quite unbelievable. 

But to return to the lamentable Andersen 
. . . He answered no letters, telegrams or 
'phone calls, which latter had to be made to 
his neighboring store. His shop was always 
locked and no one knew where he was, if one 
believed them. During this period, Trainer 
had a smirk like a cat that has swallowed the 
canary and Babcock was in high spirits. Time 
went by and HODGE PODGE and THE 
LITERARY RECORD did not come out. And 
Andersen answered no letters. 

Years, in fact, went by and Andersen an- 
swered no letters. The editors and contribu- 
tors of both magazines were busy with other 
things and no one bothered Andersen. I had 
dropped out of the NAPA entirely and Mar- 
garet Martin was less active than she had been 
due to a breakdown in health. At last, it be- 
came necessary to straighten out the Andersen 
affair and correspondence with him was again 
resumed. Of course, he did not answer . . . 
he had no intention of bothering about my 
small affairs. I took to writing postal cards 
at weekly intervals. Still no answer. 






Seattle, Spokane, Portland, San Francisco, Kansas Citv NYC 
Jersey City, Louisville. "" ' 

June, 1941. Special Convention and Campaign Issue. 

Be sure to mark your ballots and forward them promptly after you 
receive them. Keep this for reference. We commend for your 
consideration the candidatures of the loyal and energetic members 
listed in what we call 


President: Ed. Reed, Chairman, Louisville Convention Committee 
1st V. P., Fred Bonzing. 2nd V. P., Uillett King 

Secretary-Treasurer, Roy Erford. Official Euitor: Haig Anlian 
Historian: C. A. Austin. From New England where A.J's°are scarce 
Laureate Rec. ; Anne V/arren. Now serving acceptably as 2nd V P 
East.Mss.Mgr: Dorothy E. Jacobs. West.Mss.Mgr: Laurence E Estes 
Directors: Bessie Barnes, Arthur F. Harrison, Irma Gwin. 
Critic: J. S. Lynch. Outstanding as Critic on WORKSHOP staff 
Chief of local Clubs: Rose Cohen, Pres. , Seattle Amateur Press Club. 
Jt * ° ? ubliGit y : Harold Smoot. A bright star in the Ky. firmament. 
Chief of Publishing: Gene Remignanti. Capable printer and publisher 
Convention Seat ( 1942) - Sarr^ranc 1 s u u . C uii veiiLlon oily par x excellence — 

Each year some of the newer members should be chosen for 
official positions. Of course, there are a few offices of heavy 
responsibility that should be reserved for those who have served 
long and faithfully, as there is no substitute for experience, but 
nevertheless, prompt recognition and encouragement should be given 
to "new blood". The above ticket has been chosen with that point 
in view. Many of our prominent members who have served the United 
well, such as De Marco, Noel, Gourman, Chmelicek, Flint, Morgan 
Northrop, Brandt, Gerber, Adams, Willner, Minich, White, Vtoith and 
others, prefer to step aside at this election, but there is 
opportunity for them and many more to serve the Association on 
committees or to be helpful in other capacities. 

Next year's convention is virtually certain to go to San Francisco 
In 1943, the convention most probably will be held in N«w Jersey or 
New York. This year, the members living in the Central portion of 
the Country have an opportunity to attend a convention close at hand 
in their own section. Tne convention seat was chosen for their 
convenience. This is their convention, and they should form the bulk 
of the outside attendance. They can be on hand with a minimum of 
expense and with little loss of time. Now is the appointed time. 
Louisville is the place. Great preparations have been made by the 
Louisville Committee. This is not to be just an ordinary convention, 
it will be one of the very best. Put aside trivial matters. Do the 
important thing. Let us see you in Louisville, July 3 to 6. 

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Tlie United Progress 

Another UAPAA PuLli catib* <££j23fi* December, 194a 

With the great world war on ^PfWfcrtft^fr 1 t ^ le armec ^ service and 
more to follow it is necessary for alfVeflrain^nrembers to take an active 
part in the affairs of the association. ^^^^^ 

So far President Maurice E. WlHI^Mrrld a real active year. The 
official organ appeared promptly and all reports were promptly printed. 
The president is anxious to hear personally from all members and to hear 
their suggestions for the good of the cause. 

The Vice Presidents are doing good work in recruiting. 

Application blanks and recruit material can always be received from 
the secretary. 

Editor Flint is always glad to get prompt reports and news. 

The two Manuscript managers are crying for more articles & stories. 
It is up to our members to get busy and send them the material. 

Critic Chmelicek has done well with his excellent articles on writing. 

Publicity Chief Barnes is collecting all publicity she can for her scrap 
book. Why not send her that article from your home town paper. 

Rose Cohen is out for more UAPAA clubs. 

Marjorie Starkey wants more papers to mail and will be glad to get 
your contribution to the mailing fund. 

Irwin O. Brandt heads the Publishing department. He is anxious to 
help you get out a paper, he has made special rates for the war duration, 

they are as follows Size 3 x4'/2. four pages, 100 words to the page, 

$1.00 for 350 copies; $1.50 for 500 copies. # Size 3x6, four pages, 150 
words to the page, $1.35 for 350 copies; $1.65 for 500 copies. # Size 
4'/ 2 x 6, four pages, 200 words to the page, $1.50 for 350 copies; $2.00 for 
500 copies. • Size 6x9, four pages, 400 words to the page, $4.00 for 
350 copies; $4.75 for 500 copies. For 8 pages double above prices. 12 
pages multiply by 3, etc. 

About 50 papers will appear from July to December. And now is the 
time for ever home member to get busy and issue that paper. The boys in 
the service will be glad to read them. 

We can all help to make President Whites administration a good 
success by being active now. Publish that paper now when it is needed. 
War times will be busy times but we all need to relax by getting out our 
paper NOW. 

Editors of this journal, Clyde F. Noel, Seattle, Washington 
© Irwin 0. Brandt, Greenville, Ohio 

M18B1 22 Ap <4 

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THE PIONEER is an old time 
United publication. It is co-operat- 
ive in nature and is open to all Unit- 
ed writers. It is especially anxious 
to secure articles on the interesting 
affairs of our times. The conduct 
and results of the World War; of 
Banking and its influence on nation- 
al affairs; raising the moral stand- 
ing of our people; health, and our 
efforts to gain it; many fine sub- 
jects are waiting to be written about. 
The ancients said, "We think, and 
therefore, we are." "As we sow, so 
shall we reap." "Do unto others, 
as you would have them do unto 
you." Personally, I believe we 
shall win the war next year, or early 
in 1944. Hitler's economic and po- 
litical system will collapse and Hit- 
ler will be killed by his own men. 
The Russians, Poles, Belgians and 
others will show little mercy to the 
German people. Before the world, 
Germany stands as a habitual crim- 
inal, and Germany as a nation, shall 
cease to exist. Personally, I believe 
Germany should be divided among 
the oppressed nations and Japan 
turned over to the Chinese. 

Our own proud natiion is also in 
for some very serious times. With 
a national debt of over two hundred 
billion, and it will be impossible to 
pay the interest on such a sum in 
normal times. The financial leaders 
of our nations will be called upon to 

devise some American system of 
co-operation, or we shall be forced 
to do so by the hungry of our land. 
The great natural resources, and 
the coined money should be admin- 
istered for the benefit of all and not 
for the selfish few. Politics today 
has little meaning. Wilkie, a can- 
didate for President on the Repub- 
lican ticket, and today he looms as 
the potential Democratic candidate. 
Roosevelt is doing a great work, 
and Fate advanced him to defeat 
Hitler. The two great American 
parties were the result of the Civil 
War, but today we all fight on the 
same side in our World War. 

State Rights are now gone as an 
issue. The telephone and telegraph 
and radio, the plane and auto have 
made us a small country, no longer 
divided by sectionalism. 

We have many new found free- 
doms, but still we must learn to 
conquer ourselves. We must take 
plenty of good wholesome exercise. 
We must not eat or drink too much. 
We must live out of doors all we 
can. Man, for all all his brains, is 
still an annimal, and must take 
good care of himself. This is an 
interesting world, filled with work 
and hobbies. Amateur journalism 
still remains the best of all. What 
are you doing to advance the cause? 
Write some each day and get it into 
print. —Clyde F. Noel. 

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Frank H. Craig, Kewanee, 
Member of U. A. P. A. 

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Everything in nature passes through three 
stages; namely birth, life and death. Many great 
nations had a beginning, a time of growth and a 
period of decay. The peoples of those nations at 
the height of their greatness, had acquired much 
idle wealth. This wealth became a curse. It re- 
sulted in idleness and in a loss of moral stamina. 
To combat the decay that was taking place in 
those nations, their leaders mistakenly and arro- 
gantly forced their unfitted peoples into wars for 
conquest and for power; AND THOSE NATIONS 

In this 20th century the American nation holds 
a leading place among all the nations of the earth. 
The histories and fates of other nations should 
teach our people that wealth can prove a curse as 
well as a blessing; that leaders are as often wrong 
as right in their conclusions and that wars do not 
settle questions between nations. More often wars 
are breeders of hate, of revenge, and of more wars. 


The Utahman From Virginia 

An amateur paper published by one Virginia Baker, who lives at 722 South 
West Temple Street in the hamlet of 


tSer~A Salt Lake Citv. Utah August, 1942 

Much as I hate to contradict so eminent an authority as Uncle Ernie Edkins, I 
find I must do just that. He says that the mimeo-maids don't "really enjoy messing 
with a dirty mimeograph stencil", but he's wrong. Because at least one of us actual- 
ly loves to fool around with paper and ink and stencils. Running off Utahman #3 
thrilled me- pink. It was really thrilling to create something tangible, something I 
could touch, something I could show to my friends and brag about. As for soiling my 
lily-white hands and breaking my carefully cultivated talons; soap and water will 
take off the dirt, and I found long ago that it doesn't pay to let my fingernails 
-row long or to cover them with crinson enamel. Then they're short I can't get as 
much ink under them, so they're earier to take care of. And besides, only cats have 

long sharp claws'. So there, I b*fc&*'« _ . ,. . ., , . . . . 

Harold Gibbons Moore's issue of LitNews was tops. I especially liked his sim- 
iles. We need more people like him-people who know what they're talking about 

Reading Tillie Schabrucker's Diary of a Conventioneer made me sick-sick with 
envy and longing. *hat makes me so mad is the fact that by the time I get enough 
money saved for the Springfield convention, Uncle Sam will have banned civilian tra- - 
vel. I'll probably have to spend some money on shoe rollerskates and literally roll 
into the convention hotel, . . •, , 

May I take this opoortunity (Editor's note: of course you may, Virginia) to con- 
gratulate all the officers on their election? I've found since the convention that 
C A A Parker is really even nicer than people say he is. I love to get letters from 
him! as well as from any and all other ajjays.- Speaking of letters: For five years 
now I've .waited for some ayjay to write to me, not Elaine, to say he or she or they * 
were coming to Salt Lake and at long last on August H, I received a card from Pri- 
vate Robert Kunde telling me he was being transferred to S.L and would arrive some- 
time Sunday. Immediately I called all the local members to ^°™**™ g?_ 
find out where they were going to spend Sunday so that I could take Bobto «•*"• 
Sunday I put on my prettiest dress (Morale is a Woman's Business, you ***)** wit- 
ad for our ayjav sojer to come. And I waited and waited and I'm still waiting and 
it's SaZtZ, August 22. I'm* being ignored and to quote from Inklings, "if there's 
.anvthing we hate, it's ignorance." _-*«••* 4 «» wrs 

" The Utah A.P.C. has organized again and has met twice. The first e Un J.s 
to honor Elaine Jorgensen who changed her name to Kirs. Robert D.Ueers on *T». 
That get-together was July 13. On August 10 we met again and proceeded to vjite a 
play. It wL a humdinger, a lulu and. a daisy what with mil ^ on& ^^ hoU ^ m ^ S »i B - 
I erocerv clerks- and contracts and papers strung all over the stage By the time 
l'e St tS papers, the thing was running wild, so we adjourned with the understand- 
^UotlffSl* would prepare a synopsis of a plot which ■»«*•«£ «*£■ 
for the next meeting which was set for August U. The results should be very, inter say the least. 

The sky was so intensely blue today 

I wonder if it realized you've gone away, 

And tried to fill my heart with its 

bright hue — 
Leaving less room for loneliness for you. 

Jeannette Demars 






Listed below are the candidates of the Victory-Good Will Tic- 
ket for the 19^2-3 administration of the UAPAA, to he voted upon at 
this year's election. 

The nominees have "been chosen in true democratic fashion,after 
considerable correspondence and conferecne with members in all ac- 
tive points in the Ass'n. Each candidate has been chosen, without 
deals or promises, for the office most befitting him or her* E$ch 
candidate is able, loyal, and a tried leader in amateur journalism. 
Each candidate represents the true spirit of the Prince of Hobbies, 
not any selfish faction. All stand staunchly and squarely for loy- 
alty, cooperation, Earmony and progress* 

New York City, eastern centre of amateur activity, deserves tie 
19M-3 convention seat, a logical shift from this year's San Francis- 
co. Let the election be HONEST— A VICTORY FOR GOOD vVILL IN UNITED! 

1st V.P. 
2nd V.Pi 

Of '1 Editor 
East Mss.Mgr. 
•Test Mss.Mgr, 
Laur. Recorder 
Chief Critic 
Clubs Chief 
Publish. Chief. 
Publicity C'f 
Directors (3) 


Haig Anlian Union City, N.J. Ed. United amateur 
vTallace 7/allner Hut chins on, Minn. Ed. North Star 
Mrs. Anne barren Jersey City, N.J. Ed. Garden State 

Miss Mary Timnel Louisville, Ky. Editor Tim 
ffillard Northrop New York City Ed. American Blare 
Lawrence Kiley Birmingham, Mich. Ed. Royal Oak Jou'l 
Dorothy Jacobs Wallington,N.J. Editor Hilltop 
Laurence Estes Spokane, vtTash. Ed. Crimson Cardinal 
Miss Lois Colley Richmond, Ky. Publicist, Secy. KAPA 
John S. Lynch Jersey City, N.J. Editor Workshop 
Chas. Boedecker Willow Springs, 111. Ed, Clamor 
Chas. Copeland Holdrege, Nebr. Ed. Headlight 
E. Robin Rodgers Fhilad$)hia, Pa. Ed, Philcolmnlst 
S/Sgt. Ed Reed Louisville, Ky. Ed. Ama tutor 
Miss Bessie Barnes Spoke,ne, s/h. Ed. Cameo 
Dr, Chas. King Toledo, Ohio Ed. Toledo Spectator 

P E C I 


Rarely has such a well-balanced ticket been presented to the 
United membership. Not- only are all sections of the country repres - 
ented, but all age groups as well. Oldtimers has responded in this 
crisis to help actively. Youth continues to carrv on, despite the 

prevalent uncertain conditions. All are deserving of recognition ~- 

of electionl 


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By far one of the more robust echoes in ■<*&,■ 

July, 1943 * Vol. 1, No. 1 

Burns' Burden 

That is the title that occured to me as I 
sat down to write this, my first editor' al. 
But it is a burden I am going to enjoy 
groaning under. As with most of you guys 
and gals, ajaying is a labor of love to me 
My only regret is that I didn't get started 
much sooner. 

Dwelling aione ; n my ivory tower, as I 
do, has given me a number of ideas that 
may seem queer to some of you boys and 
girls. But just remember, I feel about the 
same way in regard to some of the turkeys 
I find cooked up in these monthly mail 

Some of those "gems" must have been 
written by the same type of person the fel- 
low had in mind when asked if he had a 
fairy godmother. He answered, "No, but I 
have an uncie I am not quite sure of."' 

.... V. H. B. 

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Valley ^fem 

Published as often as mood, time and funds 
will p ermit, by 

By far one of the jjmrcTubusfcjEnoes in 

September 1943 

Vol. 1, No. 3 

The Editor Boasts . . . 

We are proud to appear th's month with 
twice as much space as before. Our little 
venture into publishing has been such a 
decided success it has become the editor's 
pleasant task to announce more pages and 
more worthwhile material in them (I hope 
I hope, I hope). 

I w : sh to extend my thanks to the kind 
souls who have written all the nice letters 
about Valley Echoes! entrance into the field. 
Also to the old meanies that wrote those 
crabby letters. The same to you! 

You will notice some new features have 
been added. Some of these I hope to keep 
on as regular monthly departments. Others 
will probably feel the keen edge of the ax. 
Why don't you write and let me know how 
you like all this ? 

. . . V. H. B. 




Poets & Peasants 




The golf links lie so near the mill 
That almost every day, 
The laboring children nvght look out 
And see the men at play. 

— Anonymous 

With slouch and swing around the ring 

We trod the Fools' Parade. 
We did not care: we knew we were 

The Devil's Own Brigade: 
And shaven head and feet of lead 

Make a merry masquerade .... 

—Ballad of Reading Gaol 

Where are the songs of Spring? Ay where 
are they? 
Think not of them — thou hast thy music 
While barred clouds bloom the soft-dy'ng 
And touch the stubble plains with rosy 
Then in a wailful choir the small gnats 
Ampng the river sallows, borne aloft 
Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies? 
And full grown lambs loud bleat from 
h : lly bourn; 
Hedge-crickets sing; and now with 

treble soft 
The redbreast whistles from a garden 
And gathering swallows twitter in the 

— John Keats 

Valley dbcA 

Published as often as mood, time and funds 
will permit, by 


By far one of the more robust echoes In 

October, 1943 4. Vol. 1, No. 4 

— «. , . . 

Election Notes 

Inasmuch as I go to press one month 
before publication I hesitate to speak very 
long or loud about the recent election. 

However, I do thnk that now is a mighty 
good time to do a little thinking about our 
newly elected and re-elected officers. They 
are all taking time and energy from their 
busy personal life to devote to the making 
of a bigger and better AAPA. I think one 
of the f nest ways to boost any organization 
is for every member to have a voice in the 
affairs of said organization — AND TO USE 

Every officer and the AAPA as a whole 
will be helped mightily if every member 
w'll write in and express his or her opinion 
on what has been done and what need's to 
be done. Such a program would make for 
better understanding and unity between us 
all. Come on, stockholders, lets get to- 
gether and go places. 

—V. H. B. 

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Valley faffiPtift 

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will permjlgby 


By far one of the i 


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November, 1943 

Vol. 1, No. 5 


I wish to extend my hearty thanks to 
ali who voted for me in the recent election. 
I will do my best to do the office of Clubs 
and Chapters Manager full justice at all 
times. I am busy now trying to get a 
campaign started among all you regular 
members to form clubs or chapters in 
your own town or neighborhood. 

If you really want to see the AAPA 
flourish and grow this year, and ai'e willing 
to back those wishes with a little hard 
\rork, you are just the fellow or girl I am 
lookirg for. 

I want to get as many clubs and chapters 
organized as we have members in differ- 
ent localit'es. I am planning charters for 
all clubs, numbered as they come in. Let's 
get busy and see who will be number one! 
Then when we gat a club or chapter 
set up in all different ciires and towns 
we can start a membership drive in every 
dub and if we try at ail the memberstrp 
is bound to increase. 

(Continued on Page 6) 

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United Progress 

Volume I 

October, 1943 

Number 3 

Hecklin' Hadley 

Roy Erford, Secy-Treas., Harold Flint, Official Editor, and Maurice E. 

White, President (L. to R.) poking fun at Edwin Hadley Smith's June, 1943 

Boys' Herald which is Smith's latest and most feeble attack on the United. 
Grant Park, Chicago, July 3, 1943. 

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Number Elev en Elizabeth, N3 Rbr^yTiT"^ 

Who's Vic Moitoret? 

Amateur journalists who have recently made contact with 
the hobby must wonder, as they read their papers in each 
bundle, just who is this Lieutenant Victor A. Moitoret, U S 
Navy, who is listed with the names of men in the service' 
I trust that there are still left in the N. A. P. A a few of 

t h Tn™ d gUard " Wh ° wU1 remembe r the last issue of THE 
VICTORIAN, or who will remember having met me at one 
time or another, or who will recall having corresponded with 
me in the good old pre-war days when there was time for 
correspondence. But toward the rest of you, I must neces- 
sarily feel a bit of guilt at being classified as an amateur 
journalist with no apparent proof that I am a journalist at 
all. So it is that I welcome this opportunity to offer concrete 
proof that Vic Moitoret is not merely a name on the mem- 
bership list. 

For those who are interested in the whole story, here it 
is in a nut-shell: Vic Moitoret was born in April of 1919 to 
Anthony F. Moitoret, then Official Editor and later President 
of the N. A. P. A., and Dora Hepner Moitoret, who had been 
President of the U. A. P. A. When Victor was one month old, 
he blossomed forth with the first issue of THE VICTORIAN 
in Cleveland, Ohio. Fifteen years later the second issue ap- 
peared when the a. j. bug bit him strong on the occasion of 
installation of a press in the basement of the Moitoret home 
in Oakland. Several other issues followed, culminating in the 
16-page plus cover, two-color edition finished in May of 1937 
just before the editor boarded a train to go east to Annapolis 
to the Naval Academy. 

On a Christmas leave period from the Naval Academy, 


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You heard of the place back in '42 
It was in headlines then. James 
Hilton created the. name . . . Doolittle 
and Roosevelt made it a by-word 
• • -the U S. Navy a mighty carrier 
No, Shangri-La is not a myth 
i>uch a place actually ex i sts in ^ 
Himalayan Mts. In reality though it 
is not as Mr. Hilton so vividly descri- 

S «. ^ ^ iS green and ** 
with the valleys yielding tropical 
fruits and flowers. 

Yes, now beyond the horizon we 
see the people coming. They have 
heard of Shangri-La, the land of ever- 
lasting youth . . of~ 


S5ST bc con>t a,on * with N — 5SE 

The U niverse 

Rooseveltian Editon 

The Rooseveltian Democracy 

By Harry Sklenar 

£T^\lSTINCTIONS between great men 
j_J are brought forth" by others. Only 
as a basis of comparison can one set aside 
one man and say that he is the greatest, 
and that the other is not. 

You can only compare two men by the 
generation in which they lived; therefore 
Roosevelt should be compared with a like 
personality of the ages. As the doctrine 
of comparison is to compare two great 
men of the same ideas or by the move- 
ments instituted in our lives by these 
men, such will be the method of our com- 

The Jacksonian period is set ofl be- 
cause like the Rooseveltian policy it had 
made people think. We see in the "New 
Deal" of today the "New Democracy" of 
the Jacksonian period 

During the Rooseveltian period there 
has been instituted in our politics a new 
idea, that of giving the truth and doom- 
ing to the books of history the type of 
politics given to us by the Jacksonian 

All things have progressed; therefore 

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Hailed As Nc^ftrd&UW 


March 25 

Hyman Bradofsky, NAPA Vice 
President and editor of the Cali- 
fornian, the recently-named best 
paper of the Association, today 
announced that he would be a 

candidate for the presidency. 
The Victory Party, jubilant over 
final acceptance of the nomina- 
tion which it tendered Bradofsky 
several months ago, declared that 
his election was virtually assured 
by Bradley's recent withdrawal. 



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JUN 261^0 


NO. 2 



(Past President United Amateur Press Ass'n) 

Next year will mark the Golden 
Jubilee of the U.A.P.A.A. To assure 
that it can carry on for another 
half-century, with participation of 
returning Service men and women, 
four distinct points are absolute 
necessities to achievir<» that aim. 

1. Increase of Dues. The ridic- 
ulous sum. of fifty pennies per per- 
son per year to support full expense, 
including mailings, places respon- 
sibility on a select few. If an organ- 
ization is supposed to benefit every- 
one, then everyone in i f should 
share its financial obligations 
equally. The cost of regular mail- 
ings, together with other expendi- 
tures, ought to be met not by char- 
ity but by a just contribution by 
every member. 

2. Unlimited Membership. Re- 
striction on membership to 300 is, 
as past experience demonstrates, 
hardly necessary, for it has proved 
that even under unlimited rules the 
list barely rises above that mark. 
There is no danger of the numbsr 
to exceed the Association capacity 
for service. 'Why should a ana!! 
group of 10 15 or 20 be kept on 
waiting lists for many months, dur- 
ing which time their interest ™ia" 
wane? This is to fact^ a nunishment 
of new blood in amateurdom. 

3. Biennial and Off- Year Sec- 
tional Conventions. Annual con- 

veaitions are rarely local affairs. 
Few p?ople can afford to travel to 
distant points in the U. S. Thus most 
amatmfs rarely get an opportunity 
to participate in an annual one, 
unless held in their immediate vic- 
inity. A convention every two years 
gives interested members ample 
time to plan. Off-year sectional 
conventions, with elections by mnil, 
allow a larger number of a-jays to 
experier.c2 meeting fellow members 
in the'r respective areas, partici- 
pating in United business and thus 
solidifying bonds of fraternity. 
Moreover, sectional conventions ev- 
ery year would be feasible toward 
that end. 

4. General Constitutional R2- 
vision. Many obvious flaws exist in 
the current basic law of the Asso- 
ciation, with various hidden, hid- 
eous features incorporated as well. 
After so many years, a general 
overhauling is essential to make the 
organiatizon more modern, effici- 
ent and democratic. 

What do you amateur journalists 
think on this four points? United 
Opinion desires to sound out the 
viewpoints of those interested in 
the general welfare and future of 
the United Press Association, an 
organization which belongs to no 
clique of usurpers but to all the 



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Vol. lO No. 3 

.Seattle, Wash. 


Reprint of Report 



Your Committee was 
charged with examining into the 
basis of the charges that a rival or- 
ganization was seeking to create 
discord among the younger mem- 
bers of our Association by their ex- 
ample of mud-slinging and personal 
detraction, under the misnomer of 
"politics" and thus presenting a 
wrong and unfair picture of ama- 
teur journalism. Your Committee 
reports: — 

Our conclusions are necessarily 
based on otsr knowledge, belief and 
observation of the matters under 

i. We do not believe that 
there has been any official, concert- 
ed plan among the elected officials 
of The National Amateur Press As- 
sociation to slander The United Am- 
ateur Press Association of America. 
We believe that The National Ama- 
teur Press Association is moribund, 
a condition that tends to accelerate 
as time goes on: whatever activity 
crops up, originates and ends with 
a handful of ex-presidents of the 
National whose experience of jour- 

cK^palism has been gained in past dec- 
O.IIA^tfe* when blackguardism furnished 
ItfVAe daily printed menu of all news- 
paper readers. Occasionally a very 
oung and ^unsophisticated man is 
caught iniheir net and tacitly given 
to understand by their example that 
ordinary — decencies of common 
courtesy are abolished, and he may 
run amuck. Recently, the youthful 
President of The National, mailed 
out a number of cards containing a 
deliberate untruth; when he was ex- 
posed, the Patriarch of the National 
stated in print that it was all right 
and a "good stunt." A number of 
these ex-presidents recently attend- 
ed our Convention in New York. 
They naturally have no sympathy 
with our Association, although they 
often join it, but always they seek 
to put it in the worst possible light. 
We believe that a vast majority of 
the present and prospective members 
of our Association are young men, 
with their lifetime before them, and 
that they want no pan in unfair, 
unsportsmanlike methods. We be- 
lieve that these objectionable prac- 
tices all originate with, and are 
condoned by the aforesaid clique of 
National expresidents some of whom 
have joined in our Association, and 
immediately begin to raise hell such 
as they were accustomed to in their 
own association, the National Ama- 
teur Press Association. 



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pondents with many accounts, especiSi^ai-^^ 6 fuMais ^s AP corres- 
at trie front. Before Ms eniiaSSS r? ° r ^^ism, performed by soldie™ 
toga Sentinal in ellir^rniT SfSSi J^f? 11 was Polishers of LeSa™ 
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APR 29 1944 

O- We hope that quite a few of the United members have decided 

j< to make the trip to Louisville for the convention this year for a 

number of reasons. First, naturally, v;e feel that this meet will be 
one of the most important in United history, Second, because we're 
stretching every muscle to males it the most enjoyable one on record. 
But above and beyond that, we feel that you hive a distinct treat in 
store merely by visiting the City of Louisville. 

Regardless of whether you come from a large city or a small 
town, you'll find the atmosphere in Louisville to your liking. Louis- 
ville has achieved thet happy median whereby a city of 350,000 retains 
enough of the desirable features of small town life to make it "home" 
at once for both urbanite and rural cousins. We imagine there are few, 
if any, cities of comparable size in America that has a shopping center 
as conveniently and closely arranged as that in Louisville. All the 
comforts of a country town center, with all the products obtainable in 
the biggest cities. 

It all goes back to the days :f Louisville's pre-eminence as 
a tobacco marketing center. The main street of that day was called 
"Main Street" and stretched for blocks and blocks along the busy 
waterfront. However, as the oity expanded, the growth was to the south 
and gradually Main, an east-west" thoroughfare of eighty feet, lost its 
position to an upstart of a street stretching southward, "Fourth St." 
Still a narrow street, cluttered with trolle/s, Fourth has become THE 
shopping street. 

From Main Street on the north, to Broadway on the south, shops 
line the street solidly for almost a mile. Big department stores, 

specialty shops, sporting goods stores, theatres, five and tens 

Fourth has them all. It is possible to buy practically anything even 
the most discriminating shopper desires along Fourth — or within a block 
of it on any of the intersecting streets. . .Market , Jefferson, Liberty, 
Walnut, Guthrie, Chestnut, and Broadway. There are nationally known 
chain stores that have branches in your home town... local stores of 
nation-wide reputation for quality of merchandise. . .famed hotels,, ( 
beautiful motion picture houses .. .nondescript little shops that have 
edged in... they're all there. It'll be worth your while to browse 
along this famous street. 

Interspersed among the soot-begrimed monarchs of other days' 
you will notice some trim new buildings, result of a business boom thet 
has been heartily reflected in increased building throughout the city, 
In the block from Liberty to Walnut there has been more than two 
million dollars worth of rebuilding, altering and refurbishing during 
the last year. Choice business sites along Fourth Street are always 
in demand. A unit of a nation-wide drug chain, faced with the expira- 
tion of their lease on their Walnut Street & Fourth store, found the 
bidding to be unusually spirited. They felt justified in wrecking a 
five story building in the same block, which they will replace with a 




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Anent the undersigned. Please, oh please, dont address me any more 
as Willard L. Thompson. This Ex-Thompson business tends to give me 
a jitterbug aurua. It may have been all right when I was wandering 
around the country. Now I prefer to be known as Willard D Thompson, 
or ''Will" for short, I used the nickname in part to keep myself 
from being confused with a then well known A..T. 

Looks at the news. They say Will Thompson was asked for a freight 
permit on account of the junk he carries in his pockets in a down- 
town elevator. 

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Years ago I heard the Midwest ruled the country. Here in L.A. we 
have dozens of New Movements that are going to sweep the country 
somehow they stagnate. It has been said much that passes for thinking 
ain't so. I believe we are more progressive here. 

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404 West 9th Street, Room 211 
Los Angeles, California 

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as Millard L. Thompson. This Ex-Thompson business tends to give me 
a jitterbug aurua. It may hav« been all right when I was wandering 
around the country. Now I prefer to be known as Willard D Thompson, 
or "Will" for short. I used the nickname in part to keep myself 
from being confused with a then well known A.J. 

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permit on account of the junk he carries in his pockets in a down- 
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as Willard L. Thompson. This Ex-Thompson business tends to give me 
a jitterbug aurua. It may have been all right when I was wandering 
around the country. Now I prefer to be known as Willard D Thompson, 
or "Will" for short. I used the nickname in part to keep myself 
from beiM confused with a then well known A.J. 

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permit on account of the junk he carries in his pockets in a down- 
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404 West 9th" Street, Room 211 
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umber Twelve 

May, 1945 

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Miss Willametta Turn- 
epseed of Springfield 
Ohio who was re-elec- 
ted President of the 
National Amateur Pres 
Assn. at its 70th an- 
nual convention held 
at the Statler Hotel 
in Cleveland Ohio, Ju- 
ly 4th 1945. The NAPA 
can be proud of Will a 
metta, a real AJ'er. 




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MAY 3 i94 G 

"Fox Liberal 

Amateur Journalism." 

Voi;2, Ho. 2 

DEC. 19^5 

Haig Anlian Editor. 






Even before the now-famous 
Resolution of Philadelphia, call- 
ing for a' Joint Cooperating Comr-' 
nittee'of Amateur Journalism, was . 
introduced at the. golden jubilee 
convention of the United Amateur 
Bress Association last September, 
there was clear evidence that the 
program -of -eeoperat ion — outlined 
fin it is practical and beneficial 
to amateur journal isnu ■ ' ... 

Last August; two issues con- 
fronting the national, the American 
and the newly • reorganized "United 
were'-, solved by. joint action i One 
was the question of appropriating 
funds for advertising in. a publi- 
cation calXeU .The.. Lone Indian. The 
other problem' involved a paper in 
which extensive -advertising was 

■ • ■ COi-OiER O'lALISM 

'''"' "iJhile each ■ issue, differed in 
details, they -were. .basically sim- 
iliar as commer6iai propositions- 
contrary to the tenets of a.j. 

the editor of The Lone Indian, 
which is the organ of the frater- 
nity by that name, wrote the heads 
of the three associations ? endeav- 
oring to have money appropriated 
for payment of space in a special 
number devoted tc a*j«(.7e nowhive 
learned that the United Alumni al- 
so was approached and did lay out . 
money. ) Correspondence inititat ed 
by Anthony De Kr.rco ; then chair- 
man of United, followed with Hiss 
ffillanstta Turnepseed and Ed 7all 




JAM. 2. 

Be sure to sfjhd 325 copies 
.your r>aper to the maileri- 
Haig- Anlian,' 327 lgth St., Union 
City, New Jersey 

AAPA. All three decided that the 
matter was strictly a commercial 
proposition to subsidize the Lone 
Indian,. They also doubted the re- 
cruiting value of the publication 
since it was circulated among am- 
'atcurs. -iready affiliated with cne 
or more organizations. 

(:?hen the paper did appear, ac- 
counts were ce.rried on the assoc- 
iations and the space was said to 
have been paid for by generous uem- 
bers of the Lone Indian fratern- 


Roger Rush, editor of a tab- 
loid paper celled The Rebel, pre- 
sented a second problem that was 
decided a^ain by joint action. The 
United, National and American got 
together, this time thru the ini- 
tiation of Haig Anlian, mailer of 
Bundle of Freedom* 

It was o.greed that the paper 
was a commercial enterprise, con- 
taining much classified and'eome- 
on" schemes — all despite the con- 


Vol. 6 Number 1 
Hobbies, Occult, and Travel 


Willard' Thompson An AAPA Product 

404 W. 9th St. Rm.211 

Los Angeles, California Co-Editors 

4 ■bci^Si 
Alice- M. Thompson 
1010— 15th Street 
Rock Island, 111. 

Lest E. H. Smith chide me on my 
bibliography, let me say that three 
or four times a year I've written a 
paper mentally or let off steam 
via the letter route. The very 
existence of the Fossil Library is 
one reason I never had the job set 
up. The fact that the paper en- 
dures seems to demand of one the 
best that he has. I read of a man 
of whom it vas said, "He is a prize 
villain, for he has invented a new 
villainy." His- hobby was saving 
up the flights of the great and 
near great and regaling their assoc- 
iates with them at parties. He 
had plenty of amateur papers in 
his collection. 



Fifteen times I've answered 
your add for a free sample. I'm 
registering this. 

Yours truly, 


The Amateur Press Ass'n 
a most desirable office. Look at 
the chance for free postage. At 
least it seems that way to me. 

: ' There is a power unknowable, 
Itself unspent operates thru all 
time itself content." "While a 
senior in high school, the law of 
compensation was so blindly accept- 
ed by me that I hated to find money 
as it was a harbinger of tough luck, 
Now after studying the doctrine of 
Karma, I think fate works in longer 
swings . 


"Print a paper, but leave out the 
H^yle and the astrology." Ad- 
viser shall be nameless. Let's 
say it isn't in the cards. 

Both editors 

of Vicious 


When I was on petition work most 
women who signed up were named 
Julie, May or Rose. Not the 
average of their occurence at 
all. While I kept no check as 
to whether people with "three" 
addresses signed up on "three" 
days, etc. I know some days 

numbers came 
cannot say. 
with "M" and 

up so often. Why I 
All my life women 
names have been 
If this 
I'll be 

easiest to get on with, 
equalizes in a lifetime, 
quite a ladies man. 


I ran for Club Manager. I wanted 
roots. Now I know the truth of 
the axiom, "if you want something 
done, get a busy man to do it." 
Yet I've written lots of letters 
and seen quite a few amateurs. 
There is so much good that could 
be done by contacting lonely 
personalities. It is only lately 
that I've learned all a jays 
aren't misunderstood individuals. 
The difference letters from strang- 
ers can mean'. Ought ajay to get 
anywhere, what are its goals? 


Alice M. Thompson just received 
news that her poem, "To An Orgav- 
isf' received the Western Cham- 
pionship in the OlympicProspect 
Poetry Contest, which award was 
announced at the Court of Peace 
New York World's Fair, June 14.' 
Aren't you glad that an ajay, 
one of our very own group, won 
this award. Alice is'. We may use 
this poem in a forthcoming issue 
of "Vicious Circle." 


News Flash'. Alice's new address 
will be 128 E. Clinton, RushvilLe, 
Illinois, and she will be glad 
to receive your comments and 
criticisms on this little journal. 

send greetings to all ajayers 



Until next time 

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"SlNtiE lyli/ 

No - *3 Cambridge, Mass. January 1946 


0#r Mailing Bureau 

Herewith is reproduced a letter written bv the editor and mailed 

To the Executive Judges of the 

National Amateur Press Association: 

The following two questions are respectfully sub- 
mitted for your consideration with the request that you 
render an official interpretation of the Constitution of our 
organization with respeft to them: 

Question 1: If the Mailing Manager is furnished sufficient 
copies of an amateur paper for mailing to the entire membership 
list, is he required to mail that paper to every member? 
Question 2: If two or more members live at the same address, 
are they individually entitled to receive separate monthly 
bundles from the Mailing Manager? 

As background for consideration of these questions, I 
offer the following summary as to how these questions have 
arisen and why I feel an interpretation of the Constitution 
by the Executive Judges to be necessary. 

I furnished Mailing Manager Guy Miller (previous 
administration) 355 copies of the No. 12 issue of The 
Viclorian, with the request that, since considerable time and 
effort had gone into its produdion, any copies remaining 

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3d1 1 ed - ruoj, 

bo 1 -'. . -. \. ■,-■ .-■> Vy 
H, Desri Aufc 
'~4.'5 :,'. Lockwood Ave., 
Chicago §1, Illinois. 

Dec. 1946 - 85</ pr. yr 

is published in the 
interest of Amateur 
Journalism and to 
perpetuate the memory 
private In Uncle Sams 
last Volunteer army, 
War a of 1898. 









Dec. Zf, I9f t \M^ff~ 

aw ;•« 

Herewith the creden- 
tial and first pub- 
lished verses of our 
recruit selected be- 
cause "the; United 
needs glamor." 


I seemed to hear music from a stilled 

church bell. 
I seemed to see gladness in sad hearts 


The stars seemed 
on high; 

And out from the 
ful cry. 

to dance in the heavens 
earth came a loud j oy- 

I listened in silence * wondering why, 
-Fox—not- long *g© efl»e~4k~£ar-different cry. 

The noise was too loud that rent the 
And heaven was dark from the smoke 
settled there. 


The hearts knew no gladness; they cried 

out in pain; 
And yet while I stood there the scene 

seemed to change; 

It seemed that Sweet carols were float- 
ing on breeze; 

And snowf lakes were shimmering down 
through the trees. 

The lips seemed to smile though not know- 
ing why; 

And peace seemed to settle like dew from 
the sky. 

It seemed the world changed from that eve 
for a day; 

The air that was breathed seemed differ- 
ent some way. 

It seemed as though heaven had dropped 

from the sky; 
And "Peace on Earth" reigned on all who 

pissed by. 

Cleo Hayes 

With the soft notes of the Spirit of 
Christmas reverberating in our ears 
we editorialize briskly on 


I joined in August and in two months 
beside' the membership card I've received 
just one official communication. That's 
wrong, too, of course, but that wasntt 
what I meant. It's that one communica- 
tion. It was a form-postal from Gene Rem- 
ignanti, the new Publishing Chief, urg- 
ing every member to publish a paper dur- 
ing the year. Gene deserves 9Q% for in- 
tention, but zero for optimism; he asks 
for so little that he must not expect 
much. He should have asked for a paper 
every mailing. 

Let's face facts. The United is not 
as old as the National, nor as well es- 
tablished as the American, and it hasn't 
done as- well this past year as it might 
have (who has?) If we begin by admitting 
that it needs a bit of extra pampering 
we'll not be ashamed of giving it. For 
some years the United was strangled by a 
couple of wash-outs in Washington, and 
even though it has been reorganized and 
given an honest lease on life it needs 
plenty of oxygen. If it was worth reviv- 
ing — and we contend that it was — then 
it deserves support; and the life-giving 
support of any amateur journalist group 
consists of papers. Not just one paper 
during the year. 

As Gene puts it, if each member print- 
ed one paper during the year we'd make a 
good showing; but we believe the psycho- 
logy of the request is wrong. The natur- 
al reaction is "one paper a year? I've 
lots of time then4 M If Gene didn't want 
to discourage the members be being too 


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<$% £*terttfr,s Tfple Ajo.cj Cowmen over Welti 

United Amateur Press Assn. 

President - - - - 

First V-Pres.- - - 

Second V-Fres. - - 

Secretary — — — . — 

Treasurer - - — — 

afiTidftl Editor - - 

DL.-ecbcTa - - - - 

1947 Convention Seat 

- - Haig Anliaa 

- - John Miller 

- Jeanne Sullivan 

Dorothy Jacob's 

- Willard Northrop 

- - Meyer Perlgut 

- Gerber, Peirce, 

and Mauritzen 

- - Jersey City 

UAPA Aluml 

President ----- b. Franklin Moss 
Viee-Pres.- ----- J. Ray Spink 

Se-onti \7-Pres- . - - - Jeanne Sullivan 
Secre+ary ----- Alfred Ea^'cock 

Trras'-rer ----- Clytie T^raend 

Lilraiian - - - - Nita Grrncr fmith 

Official Editor - - - - Charles Keins 

Trustees ------ Anlian, Cole 

aiid Northrop 
The Amendment was approved 

by Special Correspondent 

Non-conventionalities of the United 

Convention The United Convention got 

off to a successful start when Johnny 
Miller took his place among the famous 
firsts when his train arrived Friday af-fc- 
emc on. ...Helen F/es son astounded the 
Whole convention when she arrived with- 
out a single escort! . . . Mary Timmel and 
Bill Groveman made a coo-some twosome 
out at Moss' Manse-by-the-sea on Sunday. 
. . .Joe Grosso was on his good behaviour. 
...Bob Smith was present in his wolf's 
clothing but Bernice McCarthy soon tamed 
him.... An aTrard goes to Leland Hawes for 

on over (-/olidAu 


Days of petticoat rule appear to be 
•Ver, at least for the current year. Re- 
sults of elections held over Labor Day 
puts the masculine element in control of 
the three "major a jay associations plus 
the Alumni. The best the women could do 
was to achieve a secretariat and two 2nd 
vice-presidents (the same effervescent 
glamoT-r-puss having landed the latter.) 

Reports from the UnitedLitNers' cor- 
respondents (notice the plural j -there 
were four I) agree that even a triple- 
play affair (United, American and United 
Alumni) did not equa l t he record set by 
the National at Newark in July and we 
hope that this does not indicate any 
slackening of ajay fervor, for this is ■ 
•the most rewarding of hobbies; however 
if a choice were to be made between pub- 
lishing and attending a convention, per- 
haps the most public good is r.chz'eved by 
the former. So if ycu c'idn't attend you 
may compensate by putllcbing. 

During the war v.hen by all rules we 
should have withered, we prospered. Now 
is no t.lme to lo^e our gains by thinking 
the oth3r fellow should take ovar. It's 
up to you, so accept the challenge. 


More Convention Notes: 

Colored post cards were provided by 
the UAPA Convention Committee for at- 
tendees to mail out; those we received 
were green and rosej Willard Northrop was 
general chairman of the ConCommittee.... 
Mr. Shattuck mentions that Jeanne S'll- 
livan was the SCRIBE 1 s reporter covering 
the United so all the dope will be in 
Scribe No. 4. ...Camera addicts were re- 
portedly not as plentiful as usual, but 
we would appreciate it if you would lend 
us your negatives, we'll make prdntc and 
return promptly... One of United LltTowc 1 




Published Now 'N'Agin at 



MAY 1947 



Sweeis to the sweet Mother of mine, 
Sunday we worship at your shriine; 
Candy is a poor gift to you, 
The only one who is always true. 

A Mother will work, schema and slave, 
^For you from cradle to the grave; 
Others may scoff, but somehow or other, 
A feller's always a success to Mother- 
Above Photo -& Poem on May 1932 Cover 

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Mur bet 4 

Act Now For Peace. 



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VOL. 5 NO. 1 

June 1947 - 25<zf yr. 

and to perpetuate 
the memory of HARRY 
T. AUBRY, a private 
in Uncle Sams last 
Volunteer army, The 
War of 1898 fighting 
with the DANDY 1st I 
Entire contents of 

Copyright 1947 b* 


Edited * Published on M 
borrowed time|by /J^ 
H.Dean Aubrf r. 
943 N. Lockwood Ave., 
Chicago 51, Illilois. 
5th year of publication" 


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VOL. 5 NO. 1 

June 1947 - 25<z? yr. 

and to perpetuate 
the memory of HARRY 
T. AUBRY, a private 
In Uncle Sams last 
Volunteer army, The 
War of 1898 fighting 
with the DANDY 1st! 
Entire contents of 

Copyright 1947 by 


Edited * Published oi 
borrowed time 
H»Dean Aubi^f 
943 N. Lockwood |ve»^ 
Chicago 51, Illi&ois. 
"5th year of publication" 









Springfield, Ohio 

Feb. 10 1947 


by Jeanne L. Sullivan 



We've implied that the As- 
sociation owes new members a lot of at- 
tention but don't get the idea it's a 
one-sided contract. A jay is our idea of 
the most satisfying of hobbies and new 
members owe the Assn. an opportunity to 
prove that statement. 

One way is to read your bundles. Send- 
ing a couple of postals to an editor or 
to the writer of an article which arous- 
ed your interest is another payment on 
accounts And while you sit with pen in 
hand, dash off a manuscript and mail it 
to Wilson Shepherd, Oakman, Ala. you'll 
be surprised what a kick you'll get when 
it pops up in print in a future bundle. 
(Warning: Better be writing a couple 
more poems, articles or short shorts; 
editors will be requesting them.) 

By this time you may even get ambi- 
tious to pay a big installment on the 
debt, so write publishing chief Gene Rem- 
ignanti to put you in touch with print- 
ers. There's no thrill like preparing 
copy for your own journal; typing, retyp- 
ing, editing and cutting, knowing that 
several hundred people are going to read 
your pearls of wit, or chiseled reminis- 
cences. (By chiseled w6 mean you've cut 
them from the marble of memoryl) By this 
time you will realize the truth of this 
paradoxical stat ement : 

Even when your A jay account is marked 
"Paid in Full" you'll still owe a debt 
to ajay. Check on this. 

Published for United Amateur Press Assn. 
by Willametta Turnepseed 
202 Ros eland East Springfield, Ohio 
who. appreciates but has not had time to 
answer communications from Norman Gard- 
ner, David W. Cade, 3id Cohen and James 
R. Piffberc — and others. 

Ah, January — aptly named for the two-faced God Janus. 
The g«y who named this month knew what he was talking 
about. Why, on the second of the month I always run into 
so many of Janus 's friends, some with two faces, two 
heads and driving two automobiles. This haze lifts in 
about 38 hours however, and all seems normal once again. 
I need not consult a calendar to find what the date is, 
for promptly on the third of the month I 
receive my Income Tax Blank. 

January is a lovely month, though. 
With its icy pavements, drooping Christ- 
mas trees, falling icicles, broken arms 
and sprained ankles. 

It's a romantic month, too — with the 
girl friend praying for better weather 
so that she may hasten to town to ex- 
change the Christmas gift HE gave her 
for something less gaudy, it is a month 
of flat pocketbooks and 1'charge Account^ 
bills, and one of hot toddies and strep 

January has one special appeal to me, 
though — I'm sure that the first of Feb- 
ruary will follow the 31st of the month, 
and I can't always be sure when the 
first of March is coming. 

Selection from 


Our fathers oft maintained that creed 

For which some zealous saint has died. 
Such martyrdom has justified... 

That Truth is proven by such deed. 

When men have died for any cause, 
They have but proven fervency, 
Some truth, perchance, they failed 
to see, 

And, thus, have died for something false. 

But, though we die for something real, 
Or martyrs be for something false, 
'Tis better to- have had a Cause 

We thought worthwhile — than none at all. 

- — Wm. Brian Peake 
(from "The Wishing Well and Other Poems") 
209 W. Liberty Street, 
Springfield. Ohio. 



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NO. 258 (ULN #6) 

April 25, 1947 


April comes carolling oyer the hills, 
First she whistles a call to her feathered brood, 
Then she melts out the tunes in her favorite rills; 
See, a crocus blinks where the snow nan stood I 

Young life again h campers among the meads, 
The furrows throw off their stiffening pall, 
The gardener lovingly sorts his seeds, 
And over the fence the neighbors call. 

The kittens a-swlng in the willows purr, 
While Virginia's dogwood sighs for May, 
And the poets deep in their brooding stir, 
Then oheerily chirrup a roundelay. 





— Mary J. S. Oastleman 

By Sid Cohen 

So it's an- honor* So now you can say 
that you're an official of thie-and-that 
group, so you're proudl So what It In 
short, the little "so" can be as import- 
ant as "if." And it adds up to the fact 
that the above is okay IF you're aotive. 

Sure you've been honored by your as- 
sociates by being elected. But they only 
voted for you because they believed you 
could be counted upon to LSlj <<he organ- 
ization in the activities of that office. 
By accepting nomination you consented to 
fulfill the duties of that office If 
elected. By virtue of your election you 
take on an obligation — an obligation 
to carry out the work to the best of 
your ability, You're given the opportun- 
ity to prove your ability before several 
hundred people. 

Through the years every administra- 
tion has had one or more officials who 
failed their a jay associates. Things 
have carried themselves along by routine 
but with little progress. Yfca, many have 
let their organisation down end the only 
reason, regardless of circumstances, is 
that they were not Man or Woman enough. 

It's time for action. If after sixty 
days in office a member has shown no 
signs of carrying out his responsibili- 


* *' 
"Twinkle, twinkle, little star 

How I wonder what you are, 
Up above the world so high 

Like a diamond in the sky. ' 

This verse was the nucleus of my two 
favorite hobbies, Astronomy and Verse 
Making. I recall reciting this poem at 
three, and questioning its meaning a few 
years later* How could stars be burning? 
Why didn't the moon fall? Who put stars 
in the sky? These and so many others 
were ask ad that the family decided that 
a trip to a planetarium was in order. 

As I look back I realize the under- 
standing acquired by these visits was at 
a minimum, but the information gained 
Stimulated the interest and wonder which 
remains with me today. 

The more books I read on Astronomy (I 
have read over s'.y.t--"' the less I under- 
stand of our grea ! ; solar system and the 
systems which may exist beyond* 

One Christmas I was given a kaleido- 
scope which opened a whole new phase of 
Astronomy to me, namely the spaetra. 
Kaleidoscope means "To see beauty," and 
with this toy in my possession I did net 
have to wait until nightfall to pursue 
my hobby. With the investigation of the 
Speetra came a great interest in the 
science of physios, in the construction 
of meteors and comets, and finally evol- 
ved the interest in geological investi- 

Astronomy, as MY hobby, is purely for" 
relaxation. I cannot quote distances of 
technical information. I read, investi- 
gate, compare, theorize, speculate and 
wonder. I can do no more. Two conclu- 
sions are all that I have been able to 
arrive at, they ere the insignificance 





Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Saturday, November 13, 1948 

This is being printed on a sunny Saturday afternoon in 
Milwaukee. The Mailer is waiting for me to finish this and 
for Julie Bartz to get done with her mimeographed paper. 
I am pleasantly surprised that a bundle is being sent out 
this month at all. George Boehme, you know, spent some 
time in the hospital shortly after the October bundle was 
mailed. He had a nice time there but not much sleep. Too 
many activities going on at night, too many snoring pa- 
tients around him, and he was awakened at 3:00 A. M. to 
have his face and hands washed for breakfast. 

No United Amateur this month because I had to get cut 
an October Tryout. I didn't have time to set 24 pages by 
hand, so I took some of the linotype from the October 
UA, dressed it up with some old cuts, and really pushed 
it through the press on scrap paper. I was truly astonished 
at the number ot compliments I received for 'a fine job of 
printing.' Only new material was Earle Cornwall's Strange 
Street, which I am reprinting here. 

Another deterrent to VA this month was a trip to Lon- 
don, Canada in the trusty Buick — 1100 miles there and 
back. We stayed only three days, but the children and I 
got a chance to see some movies for a'_ change— Oliver 
Twist, an outstanding English film, and the hilarious Mr. 
Peabody and the Mermaid. 

X-PN 4827 

_, ft its" 




Winter, 1948 


1 ^ffiffla^WA 

Contributed by Cleo Hayes 

ULU #11 

If a man would be happy for three hours, 

get d runic; 
For three days, kill a pig; 
For three weeks, marry a wife; 
But forever — make a garden. 

>;:*** **** ********* ********** ************* 


of im 

Since the World began, 

There was never a man 

Who'd have never a girl in hie life; 

Who. shunned girlish smiles 

And feminine wiles, 

And who needed no 'sweetheart nor wife, 

Who'd a soul far above 

That "Nonsense called Love"... 

But he finally fell, I recall; 

And the greater his hate 

For the bi-sexual state, 

The greater, by far, was his fall. 

W. 3. Peake 

****************************** *********** 


Music is a shadow on the soul, 

Barring all but beauty. 

iiusic is like sunset, fading, 

Unafraid to die, because it knows ; 

Its loveliness lives on. 

Iiusic laughs, and sings, and utters hope 

When words are but an echo of farewell. 

Iiusic does not merely live, 

But it ie born anew each' day. 

- — Robert H. Woodward 

UNITED LITNJMS is published as often as 
material, time, and finances permit. The 
first iB improving, and the last fluctu- 
ates, but the second is the real trouble 
of Willametta Keffer 
Shady Acre, Rjf5» Box 206, Roanoke, Va. 

No. 275 

March 27, 1948 


The January bundle .re-establishes the 
mimeos, since there were but two printed 
papers. Two first issue journals deserve 
more detailed comment: 

STEINCIL illustrates in its title one of 
our peculiar likings: that of choosing 
journal names that pun on the editor's 
(like my husband! ■ 

!8 Martini). Our copy 
was not clear but .the lead article was 
worth straining for. It illustrates what 
we have yipped about for years: every ar- 
ticle need not be^ concerned with amateur 
journalism for a jays are interested-- in 
various things and if you write of what 
you know best you will find an audience . 
I do not care for his "cud" abbreviation 
for "could" since there is a prior mean- 
ing to the word. 3ob felt his way around 
on page three (and wasted page four, a 
mortal sin in ajayl) but revealed that 
he possesses a sense of humor. 
UNLAWFUL ENTRY rates highest this month. 
Humor is perhaps the most misunderstood 
form of literature; those gifted with it 
underrate it and neglect to give it the 
study it deserves seldom realizing that 
it is governed by laws as strict as 
those for sonnets. Humor achieves its 
results by surprise; we expect a state- 
ment to lead to one conclusion and when 
the writer leaps a chasm to another we 
are startled and amused. It is said that 
the more intelligent one is, the more 
one appreciates humor since more than 
any other form of literature it demands 
participation by the reader. This is 
clearly demonstrated by cartoons which 
are inexplicable if the allusion escapes 
us. Broad humor may be understood even 
by children, but unless the writer has 


'/*?;lv/«eKfee 7 


No. 279 

Roanoke, Va. 



Summer steals into the soul again, 
Renewing visions of hope. 
Summer plies the fragrant beauty of the mind 
Like shovels' turning deeply in the earth. 

Then, garden-like, 

Bursting with forbidden fruits of thought, 
Our spirits quicken to the pulse within 
And reach toward the newly-rising sun. . 

Beneath the bloom, as soil freshly turned. 
Is 'joy revived, and birth comes forth again. 

— Robert H. Woodward 


Now that we have parted, I shall have no 

To dim the vast horizon of the coming years j 
My smile will flash as quickly as before, 
My lcughter ring — perhaps a little more. 

I shall dress gaily, with a gypsy air 
And find a new arrangement for my hair. 
I'll sing and dance along my busy way. 
And all the world will think I am quite gayj 

But sometimes, wistfully, I'll wear 
Something you liked, although you'll not bo 

To toll me I am lovely, but I'll sing 
A song you loved — remembering'. i 

Margaret R. Lohr 

Contributions in this and the next issue ex- 
cept Bob's poem which was supplied on order, 
are furnished by the Milwaukee Club, and 
they prove that adequate work can be done on 
assignment, and that inspiration is not near- 
ly as important as perspiration. 

United Li tNows is one of the three journals 
published by 

Willometta Kef fer 
Shady Acre, R#5, Box 208 t^r- Roanoke, Va, 


les, that is the mood in which I 
am entraining for Milwaukee and the 
UAPA convention because from all re- 
ports it Tn.ll be well worth the trip. 
Hotel Pfister has received my reserva- 
tion and a sheaf of railroad passes 
are clutched in my hot little hands & 
I'm weeding like mad and- the garden i 
will be under control when I leave (no 
telling how it'll be when I get back) 
and I can concentrate on the long- 
anticipated pleasure of meeting Julie, 
George, Wanda, Percy, Lorraine, Gert- 
rude, Margaret and the others; and on 
visiting with old friends 'Emerson and 
Eddie, as well as tho Heins, Ira Reely, 
and Mrs. Grace Moss who plan to attend, 
from the East. Bob Woodward promises 
and also Mrs. Dora Moito»et, who has 
been visiting in Columbus, told me she 
planned to a. t tend on her way home. 

If I had need of further urging to 
be at Milwaukee it would have been sup- 
plied by the- clipping Eddie Daas sent 
me of the "haunted house" in which 
Wanda Waters lives. It looks delight- 
ful and he promises me we'll visit it. 

The program seems designed also to 
entice me, what with four eating ses- 
sions planned. And I'll enjoy the trip 
thru the brewery and probably manage 
to conceal the fact that my quota is 
one glass of beer a year. What I'll en- 
joy most is that this is one conven- 
tion when I have no duties and no re- 
sponsibility and am not running for of- 
fice nor tcking any port in politics, 
except by voting. 

If you can possibly get off Septem- 
ber 2nd to 5th — or any part of that 
tjjno-r- you 4?ome, too, 


No. 282 

Milwaukee, Wise. 

Sept. A 194S 


Before leaving for Milwaukee I prepar- 
ed the back page and planned to cover 
events, in this space, but little did I 
suspect that what should be told could 
not be compressed. Therefore in this is- 
sue we publish only ■ ; .„ 

"Shucks I I missed HLbBaJXU^ i 


Da telined Milwaukee, Sept. 4 th When 

I say last night was a smashing success 
that's not exaggeration! He'll have te 
dust off unused superlatives to do it 
justice. In ten years of conventioning 
I've not seen its superior I 

After a tour of Pabst (which fascinat- 
ed by the ingenious machinery which does 
the work and reduces the employee to the 
status of a watcher) we had group pic- 
tures taken. 

We gathered in a magnificent hall some 
50x100 decorated as an exact reproduc- 
tion of a guild hall of the Renaissance. 
The oversized walnut tables and chairs 
capable of seating nearly 150 dwarfed 
the room so that combined with the in- 
direct lighting we had a feeling of cosi- 
ness without crowding. Niches in the 
walls— doubtless windows in the original 
specifications*- displayed a museum- 
worthy collection of steins and pewter 
pieces. In one corner was the bar —and 
we soon discovered it was a real one com- 
plete except for oash register; the 
heavy panes in the great double windows 
leading out into the patio featured a 
few "blows" which doubtless occurred in 
early glass-making days. Hall and flag- 
ged patio are only a small part of this 
handsome Gothic structure which was re- 
produced at the Wisconsin Centennial as 
a permanent structure. 

The banquet, served smorgasbord stylo, 
was overwhelming in variety, quantity, 
and quality. Despite seconds I lost my 
trencherman title to Bob Kundo. 

Long before this time I had lost trnek 
of new arrivals; the Milwaukee club 
turned out in force, and more delegates 

were rumored present but you simply 
could not see them in the swirl of ac- 
tivity ? and the attempt at introductions 
foundered. . . ' 

Perhaps the happiest man present was 
Eddie Daas who had losfc sixteen pounds 
the past month laboring over the conven- 
tion; but George Boehme also had that 
same happy dazed look. Those two could 
well feel they were gazing on the result 
of Herculean efforts, for but for them 
the United might have collapsed. 

But all this was but the beginning. 
The programme which followed is worthy 
of a full page. Any one, or two, of tho 
numbers would have equalled the enter- 
'talnmont usually provided, ~T>ut~we~ had~a~ 
list of it introduced by the genial Wal- 
ter Kosslor and high-noted with a hilar- 
ious talk by Larry Lawrence, editor of , 
The Journal's famed Green Sheet, who ad- 
mitted he occasionally got hooked into 
affairs like this. Anyway, ho survived 
and was at the banquet. 

If the Max Peters Duo (which some- 
times plays on touf through tha c mntryj 
ever comes to your town please don't 
miss them, and request their version of 
"The Poet and Peasant Overture. n With c 
violin and concertina they put on an in- 
spired performance that held our 126 at- 
tendees in absorbed attention. 

One of the troasures I brought back 
was a valisoful of old-time amareur pap- 
ers which Emerson Duerr acquired from 
the Wm. C. Ahlh..u3cr collection. As I un- 
packed them it was difficult to keep 
Working, for every journal tempted me to 
read. Watch for quotes. 

We met John Ahlhauser (son of ex-NAPA 
president, Wm. C.) outside tho Milwaukee 
Journal office whore he works as a photo- 
grapher and ho informed us ho was got- 
ting married the following week. 

Next issue.': Convention Diary 






D I A R X 

"You'll be met By Eugne P. 
Grover at the station at 5:45, " 
wrote Eddie Daas. "You can recog- 
nize him by the white badge." 

No. 284 - UGH #U 

Published :?or the United 
Amateur Prass Assn. 

Kiliametta Kef fer 

|pyL=.of Shady Acre, R#5, Box 208 
'£"} Roanoke, Virginia 

n 'ill 

As my traxn loitered 55 ^££S= — — =*-.-_s«s. — -s*-s: — - 
minutes in the Cincinnati station 

i, more 

than gulping the 45 minutes leeway I had 
between trains in Chicago, I- h~d visions 
of a white-badged Mr. G r over muttering 
to himself in the Milwaukee station as 
the train emptied, "Eddie Shoulda pinned 
a white badge on HER!" 

Chicago is a town of many stations j I 
arrived at the NYC one some 15 minutes 
.after the time my train was due to have 
left from the C & NW station, a mile or 
so distant. However, when I'd Parmaleed 
to it I was informed my train loft "at 
3s 10 (3; 10! 3:10? Clocks I'd noticed 
along the way were pushing four!) but 
when I went out to the tracks the only 
train loading was the "400 Streamliner" 
and as I was traveling on a pass which 
read "Not good on trains 400, 4.01.... ■ I 
asked a gateman whether 6omc other Mil- 
waukee train was loading. "Take 400," 
he said. "But I'm traveling on a pass." 
"That's OK, the restriction only holds 
good Saturdays, Sundays and holidays," 
he replied, urging me through the gate. 
And so thanks to a combination of the 
daylight savings time, and sensible rul- 
ings by the C&NV we reached Milwaukee on 
time. Inside the station, on a flight of 
stairs leading to the street, stood a 
pleasant-faced man with an unhappy ex- 
pression and a white badge. 

I marched up to him and with my usual 
brilliant unoriginality said, "Mr. Grov- 


I presume? I'm Willametta." 

His cordiality set the tone for the 
complete affair. He took mo to the hotel 
. whore I registered and met early ar- 
rivals (Charlos Heins, J. B. Lynch cud J. 
Ray Spink) and then out for sandwich- 
es and coffee before attending the Poet- 
rv ^«ssion. 

At this point I met the Number Two Man 
of Milwaukee, George Boehmc, our Mailer. 
Wanda Waters pondusted the mooting ; she 
is a vivacious and stunning brunette j — 
her friendly way soon put us at ease. 

After the meeting the greater portion 
of the group adjourned to Thompson's for 
a snack. And next morning we held the 
first business session. Ac only Eddie 
Daas and George Boehme of tho locals 
were present, that first meeting was 
saved only by the enthusiasm and inter- 
est of ~bhc others present; nnd whila I~ 
had intended this review to be from the 
social side I must got serious long 
enough to comment that the reports of 
Secretary Daas cud Mailer Boehme were ab- 
solutely amazing and were incontrovert- 
ible proof that if those offices are sat- 
isfactorily filled in an association we 
don't miss other officers. 

Mailer Boehme was able to report an 
011.90 surplus after having a deficit 
regularly for six months until they pub- 
licized the state of tho mailing treas- 
ury. He brought laughs when he displayed 
tho pair of pants sent him by the sym- 
pathetic Springfield members ; this wee- 
sized overalls sported four big patches, 
in each of which woe fastened a dollar 
bill from Cleo Hayes, Pat Anderson, Mil- 
dred Holraos and Gordon Fitzpatrick. 

By now the delegates began coming 
in, so steadily that I was overwhelmed 
and lost track of them; Guy Miller had 
arrived early Friday, Bob Kundo turned 
up about noon, Dora Moitorat arrived by 
lake clipper fresh from a visit With the 
Macauley^'cs Unk Ebonezer (A.F. Moserve), 
Arthur Harrison & Betty Graham from Chic- 
ago; & Thor Mauri tzon, our second Calif - 
ornian delegate. Daas mentionod that 13 


JUmiED JLh. 

uln #15 

Roanoke, Va. 



Of all the weapons built by man, 

There's one that's most ingenious. 

It stalks its victims on the road 
And strikes with methods henious. 

This 'Killer' outranks all by far, 
A terrorist Called the motor car. 

Wart and plagues are things to dread; 

Each one has reaped its toll* 
But plagues are curbed by doctor men 

And held to a minor roll, 
World understanding can outlaw war, 

But try to outlaw a motor carl 

The civil courts decide disputes 
And pass on law suits pending. 

Or cut the knot for feuding folk: 
_ To make • happy ending. _ 

But try to dispute the right of way" 
With a motor car on a rainy day. 

To "Live and Let Live" is a task, 

It's mor6 than man can do, 
To cross the street is a feat of skill 

Unless you're a kangaroo. 
Lord help me when I can jump no more 
I'll be quickly nudged to the other 

Sugene P. Grover 


Th6 hum of the violins, soft, breath- 
Threads the air and W6av6s 
Into the blue night, 
Fantasy with silver notes. 

Gradually the tones increase .„... 

And harmony and rhythm sweep 
Carelessly over the throng 
With the night breeze. 

Now the hill and wood and sky 
Echo and thrill with the tingling 

Of the strings, that carry life, 
And love and melancholy. 

Then diminishing, soft gain, 

The garment Is done, and the shining 

Are cut, one by one, and carried 
Gently to the moon. 

But on6 forgotten, still sings, sver 

so light 
And clear, lik6 the song of a bird, 
Happy in its own vanity. 
Until lik6 th6 rest, it is severed 
And we are on earth. 

Dee Tucker 



Last year, as unofficial critic • of 
mimeographed papers, I developed the hab- 
it of scanning the mailings with a judic- 
ious 6y6, so I'll have to taper off by 
random comments on the mailings since 
the convention. Our official organ, in 
the capable hands of Emerson Duerr, pro- 
vided a running commentary on the conven- 
tion which, with th6 coverage of ULN #1J 
and #14, The Man Says, & The Mail Pouch 
gave a fine picture of a few days we who 
attended can not soon forget. The second 
bundle continued convention comment in 
The Man Says, in The Bad ger (whose young 
editors wer6 quietly noting proceedings 
and making good impressions on all) and 

the unparalleled Eternal Feminine ♦ Any- 
who attend a convention where Helen 
Heins is present await her view of it 
eagerly because she haB a way of melting 
into the background but taking in more 
than anyone else. 

The second Official Organ was inspir- 
ing and invigorating. The lead essay by 
a topnotch writer gives the rest of us 
something to aim at. Surely we have the 
writers who can produce something but 
drivel, so if you can, jump into the hob- 
by and follow the suggestions in the edit- 
or's ''Don't Sit on Your Hands." 

As a busy editor I hav6 little time 
to write letters, so I'll give my own 
wants here; the editorial door of United 
LitHews is wide open as we believe (over) 




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v ;i|^^y c cJKm // i\\ r 

# 16 




Across the city"" 

Tiny flakes of heaven fall and die 

On the yet warm earth. 

Across the city 

The wind echoes the last green refrain 

Of a dead summer. 

And through the smoke 

The sun has found its way, reminding man 

That living never dies. 

The last green leaf of beauty 

Tears away and hurries to the ground. 

The sparrow, ever-staying, turns its 

Into the wind and lets the breeze 
Smooth its feathered coat. 
Man relaxes with a pipe beside a fire 

And watches the first snow fall 

Across the city. 

Robert H. Woodward 

UNITED LITNEWS is published monthly for 
the United Amateur Press Association and 
is pleased to receive literary contribu- 
tions which must be short and optimistic. 
Send to: 

Willametta Keff er 
Shady Acre, R#5, Box 208 - Roanoke, Va. 

Roanoke, Va. 

I want to write a little verse 

Of 'lands so far away — 
For I know I'll never see them, 
As I have no time to play. 

I want to do a little song 

Of love and tender things — 

For when I hear sweet music, 
The heart within me sings. 

I want to write a letter 

To one I hold so dear, 
To tell him how I miss him 

And wish that he were here. 

I want to write a play someday 
Of all that' s in my heart, 

And put myself upon the stage 
To play the leading part. 

But I must be very cautious 

In what I do ;Jid say, 
For even in a modest verse 

You give yourself away. 

Margaret D. Larson 


I'm no longer even unofficial critic 
but I can't restrain comment on that 
fine November mailing. . . .None can excel 
Percy Grover in lively £jad colorful met- 
aphors....! chuckled at the mock-sorrow 
of the epilogue to the spinster poem by 
our cameo-like Margaret Lohr. . . (over) 


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■> ycurvopinons (addross above) on weithet % ! h ° ar frori you ' the «*•«■• Write 
- drop* fron the title of our £.S^1„?^2^ *" W ° rd W ^** S2d 
.xer.3 for a new na*o if you think £ Jfj^ ^TT' / 1s ° ho " **«* sufees- 
fron our President on this natter? neGdQd . And how about a statement of opinon 

HAVE YOU NOTICED HOW THE monthly bundles w ************* 
now have an official organ once again and the elltof f 6Wd SinC ° the e ^ction2 HE 

£^*?J "uS 1S do l-^^or difficult oircunstan os! 30 ^! ! jg ~ ** *<* f ° r 
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goes into the naii ins . Lets do our fet^S^pJ^tlS our^ ° &U ^ ** «■* 
all otter officers in their fine endevers to innrove the UAPAl ' Presid ^t and 

unity ofc organisation. Mr. President, I hog £ fc^ettc? KlriS"! * tLe m ~ 

I THII1K THAT CHE LiA^ER + hit in u,- a , V 

tak*n oare of by the new^adnin^t ration fs°^ ^ * b «3L*^ Probably Willie-. 

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nov,r got a chance to read ou^lawsT ^ aenbe — ^oluadng years tfcJL^ho hive 

H.R.3 A WORD OF TI^ITICS ^Z^T^T**********^* 

be they eoanJadebio or cr'tical-I don't I rweitawi to. express your opinons 

Fratenally yours, 
John J # ^ti-loy, 
~ November. 1948 




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Doccnbcr, 1948 






I searched with inner sight 
For a parting thing 
That mi(- ; .ht forever draw 
You neai. 

Then in the stillness of night 
&y heart did sing 
And I looked and saw 
. It, dear. 

CI said, "Jtet's take that star 
From heavenly abyss 
ilay it shine "brightly 
For us." 

But that jewel from afar, 
Was lost with your kiss, 
I now know rightly 
It's Venus ! 

Wanda Waters' 

"On Being a Mother!" 

Having one 
Is no fun. 
But quads'. 
Ye Gods'. 

— • E- L. Brooks 


I tried to kiss her by the ■ 
One starry summer night ; 
She proudly shook her head and 
"No, not by a dam site!" 


You laughed with me* My world is full of laughter. 
You walked with rae ; I danced upon a cloud. 
You chided me- I fell from Mount Olympus, 
And, lying at your feet, I cried aloud. 

You smiled again, Once more ray heart 'gan singing. 
It sang that song of 3ongs, "Love's Old Refrain", 
My lips, Sweetheart, may never sing the chorus 
That heart of mine is carolling, Sweet Loraine. 

But, should ray lonely heart grow tired of 

Edwin L. Brooks 

And bid me rip apart convention's tie, 

It's just because oere man must worship beauty 

And who am I to question which is why? 

Percy Grover 


I watched a. sparrow pick about in snow 
For seeds and such that he might know 

Are never there this time of year. 
He picked and pecked and chirped about so long 
He found a seed, then chirped a song 

That's seldom sung for winter's ear. 
At last he flew away, but he still sang 
The song that found his seed. It rang 

Into my heart a sparrow's cheer. 

— « Robert H. Woodward 

One of the super amateur journals of 19-46, 
THE AMERICANA, published by Russell Paxton is 
available in limited number and he will send out 
copies on request as long as the supply lasts. 
Address isj P. 0. Box 1176, Roanoke, Virginia 


^^ > 

No. 295 


Snow! Snow on the last day of Febru- 
ary falling in fat slushy gobs over a 
landscape that for weeks had breathed of 
spring. Where crocuses had bloomed them- 
selves to near exhaustion, and daffodils 
had danced in the wind with such exuber- 
ance that each time I glanced their way 
I repeated Wordsworth' s "The Daffodils" 
to myself and made mental notes to plant 
many, many more throughout Shady Acre; 
where pansies had defied winter and even 
now were responding to a, few minutes' 
eultivation^test-JEefik . and _were blooming, 
like mad. Where yellow forsythia and 
pale pink trailing arbutus agreed "Now!" 

I shouldn't complain, and I don't. 
This is our third snow this winter and 
none of them lingered, and this provides 
me with an excuse for a "Farewell, Win- 
ter" issue in which I shall use some con- 
tributions I had plann.ed to hold for 
months. Maybe Winter will take the hint 





It' s fun to laze away the days 

In Wisconsin summer breezes. 

For in scant attire your thoughts aspire 

To zoom with the birds and beeses. 

You can gambol, then, in a leafy glen, 

Like a wood nymph or a satyr, 

Or loll around on the mossy ground 

With a red squirrel' s friendly chatter. 

And in winter, too, there's fun for you 
When the North Wind puffs and wheezes, 
But if you're wise you'l winterize 
And Kover Knocking Kneeses. 
Red flannelling is just the ting, 
From your head down to your toeses, 
It'll shed the draft, both fore and aft, 
And shoo away crimson noses. 


The wind 

Had caught the snow 

And swirled it in midair. 

In veiled gowns like vanishing ghosts 

It flees! 

Ella M. Cunningham 


Vno walks 

A road alone, 

Knows not the joy of friends, 

Needs all our love and pity when 

Life ends. 

Jessie L. Perro 

So if you'd cavort in the Ice King's court 

Like a dancing, forest dryad, 

With your end in mind buy the drop seat 

And keep the flap well tied. 

Then when North Winds blow and the ice and snow 

Dips the mercury down to zero, 

In your ' flannels 1 gay you can sing and play 

Like that Roman fiddler Nero. 

Percy Grover 

UNITED LITNEWS is published for the UAPA 
but because of gardening and landscaping 
plans may be somewhat curtailed during 
the mild weather; since we are well-sup- 
plied with material we cannot promise 
early publication of contributions until 
lato autumn. Please forgive delayed re- 
plies to correspondence, too. 

Willamette Keff er 
Shady Acre, R#5, Box 208 .— Roanoke, Va. 


There has been inquiry regarding the 
recent non-appearance of United LitNews, 
and though the chief, official, and pub- 
lic reasons are set forth in joint issue 
(with NAPA Literary Newsette) #305 there 
is another reason why United LitNews has 
faltered. It is difficult to publish 
without saying things frankly, tilings 
which might not be pleasant to read, on 
the recent election. In amateur journal- 
ism I demand the same sort of fair play 
there should be in every phase of life, 
-and I d o ao* feel that Emerson. Buerrjre- 
ceivod it; and when I feel strongly re- 
garding injustice I am impelled to speak 
my mind. It would be easier, because of 
my strong bond of friendship for the en- 
tire Milwaukee membership, to shrug my 
shoulders and let it pass; but in all re- 
lationships we are advised to "clear the 
air", to comment on things we object to, 
then go on trying to do things right. 

We have, of course, lost Emerson, and 
no amends will heal the breach; but if 
the UAPA is not to sicken I believe we 
should so school ourselves that this 
should not happen again. I believe Mil- 
waukee members are too close to things 
to see clearly; since several of their 
number were responsible for the rebirth 
of the new UAPA they feel parental con- 
cern, but there is such a thing as too 
much solicitude coloring the judgement 
and smothering the child. 

I havo yet to understand why Emerson 
Duerr would not have made us an excel- 
lent president. les, I voted for Presi- 
dent Dolin and believe he will be an ef- 
ficient officer, but Emerson earned and 
deserved the office, and had I not been 
so buried with the events related in 305 

WEED "» 


Lucky the child who grows up knowing 
A weathered barn. . .unpainted or red; 
A barn that has borne winter's snowing, 
Snugly protecting a wagon shed. 

Steep, narrow steps, leading to the loft, 
Are deep-grooved by the footprints of Time 
And hay, sweet-smelling and, oh, so soft! 
Made to lie in with rapture, sublime... 

Watching the dust-motes flicker like gold 
Through a small crack in one of the waB.s, 
Making_a pathway for dreams untol d \ 
While, down below, in the warm, "dim stalls. 

Some gentle horses and soft-eyed cows 
Hunch their fodder or clover-sweet hay 
And, in a corner, a couple of plows 
Lean against an old-fashioned grey sleigh. 

Pity the child who will never feel 
The intimate warmth of a new-laid egg, 
Hidden behind an old wagon wheel 
By a wayward white leghorn, named "Meg." 

Pity the child imprisoned by walls 
Of city apartments, flaunting signs: 
"Keep off the Grass" - and dark, narrow 

Well-constructed in cell-block designs. 

For all of his life he will miss the thrill 
Of an old barn leaning down from a hill! 

Margaret R. Lohr 

UNITED LITNEWS is published in the 
interest of the UAPA, and originates in 
the beautiful Blue Ridge near "the city 
that owns a mountain top," by 
Willametta Keff er 
Shady Acre,~R#5, Box 208 - Roanoke, Va. 




^ £f. 


THAT'S RIGHT! In my rush —which is 
not a valid excuse but the only one I 
have — I only referred to the Constitu- 
tion mentally. I let a new one slip up 
on me without noting it. Eddie is right 
in saying that we are operating under 
Ihe new Constitution. 

I am heartened and encouraged by the 
correspondence I received on ULN #23; 
there can 1 t be much wrong with an asso- 
ciation when there is that much concern. 
1 want to make it clear that I'm not mad 
at Eddie and the others, _nor do. I accuse 
them of anything. I am convinced that 
they acted for what they believed was 
best; I am not convinced they were wrong; 
all I said was that in MY hunblc opinion 
Emerson would have made us a good presi- 
dent, and that the opposition was. unkind, . 
unwise and undignified. 

In "The Man Says" Eddie lists his ob- 
jections to Emerson, they being chiefly a 
lack of stability and an aloofness. I 
know that the United is very dear to Ed- 
die and he truly felt Emerson might do 
something to jeopardize its progress; 
any discussion on that qould be academic; 
I believe our association could with- 
stand the impact and I believe that Emer- 
son' s instability is a manifestation of 
an originality v/hich ought not be smoth- 
ered and which might well have meant a 
lot to us. We need flexibility if we are 
to progress. As for his allofness, that' s 
a moot question; I have never found him 
that way but if others have I can only 
point out that one of United' s most em- 
inent members, Howard P. Lovecraft, was 
aloof to the point of eccentricity. 

The point I hoped to make was that 
when a member is willing to serve us we 
should let him apply his energies. If 
sometimes he seoms to have ideas at var- 

. ... on the Constitution 

iance with ours we might be wiser to let 
him try them. Ffho can tell? if we don't 
permit deviation we might be in a rut! 
But if we disagree let' s don gloves be- 
fore we start fighting. 

I well realize I haven't changed any- 
one's opinions by these comments; I nev- 
er won an argument, I always see both 
sides of the question and there is al- 
ways plenty to be said for both. But I 
only set out to explain my discomfort, 
and having done so my desire is to coop- 
era te in the progress of _ the United., . 

Willametta Keff or 
Shady Acre, R?f 5, Box 208 — Roanoke, Va. 

CITY NOISES by Percy Grover 

City dwellers are so accustomed to 
banging car doors, clanging street cars 
and squealing auto brakes that the ab- 
sence of ringing metal in their sleep 
routine makes them restless and fretful. 
A visit to the country and the quictnuss 
of rural nights make night an orgy of 
sheep counting activity. 

In the average city the lullaby of 
clashing sounds start rather early in 
the evening, say about five o'clock. A 
few discontented sparrows begin twitter- 
ing complainingly about the dearth of 
insects from their perch on a sickly box 
elder, tho only growing thing in a block 
long canyon of concrete and stone. Child- 
ren skipping rope to the age-old chant 
of "Mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper," 
mingled with blaring radios starting ev- 
ening programs to take up the slack un- 
til six o' clock. 

With the chimes ringing the supper 
hour, kids are called from the housetops, 
front porches and second story windows 



~Mr £ 




.6? FAYS ATO MA"S"~ 

^ ON MRS. Hoes.s ,__., *•••*«••«•«««. 

»ord for m^ **itor_aro vo oursolvoa, only I «i2 , thm /°toron politico.. 

oaUod that is ^ ^ a " — *— i- «a»tSg no t°of 3 S ra o".t d X°„ VOr \ d S t"* 

_ aQfla tionary, oh what?" change but to bo 

COMMENTS: Y ol , r w „v+ • **************** — 

-W— 5 2S ^alorost£f^ do t T h ° P ° *« ** *« **«i 

*. that o^tour. ^ s for 2ft~ fc tZt ^ c ;::\Un ttor word f ° r 

WRttv tto«»«L **************** ■ you a E Gl n. 

T p- • **************** 

£2M5 foSf h oT P ^ TS2/JUS— FM33 A3S0 ™- **» * 

suiting than what mat others think? T ^ Godf rcy shuns the word "amtour" as in- 
suffer by boing branded as a lowly aratur? 7 Sh ° uld th °y havG to 

AC m«- *************** 

association. . I boliovo wo are dS^tL^J^S* 6 Xt UP n ° r0l y f or «» S°°« of tho 

woyld bo insulting her. Who knows how mnv'o thorn t£ " ^ lif ° J * n afraid X 
up and doing sorting about this-npwli "1° Uk ° thati ^ «*» 

Fraternally yours. 

John J. Quigloy 
January, 194? 



oxi why this writer obiects fc> the word. IL*«\u*v ? ould be Dtra i^rened out 

o? of profession*. ? ha * L" Q ! c£in«d to £T° 8 S° "f J* BUS£erta the 

cause we serve without pay and for Zre UimnT Professional. It in not be- 

writing and publicly 3 I do St'Ch ? °£ ' T?or tfl J"* - X ^ *° "*» 

ABOUT SV3HT AJ WHO DSFEIIDS "AliAT^rm" t» * , » * 

dependable dictionary to so on "a-iatour ■ TTtf £ qUot ° d WohntQ r or sone other 
anatcur." Matter of fact I Save'never'^iJ i°tt^°f J .* 1 " *98l definition of 
defined. What I have always objected lo ZL* ° J*"** a ^^ " » 3hould be 
people wo are trying to recruits sintor^ JJ* 7 ?° S ° nC " al P ub lic-and rjany of the 
put upon it. * rux^i.mtorpcrt the word and the wrong definition they 

inately lo B ^ot^^^t^^ceT 8 T^™ -cegni.eo that there de: 
refuse to admit it. ^exportation places on the word even if oone nenbera of OAR 

of BAPA J*? p Slop ^ tStr^uST £* °«* «*■ -iter the lotterhea, 
the word "aroatcur" the f or owin- 11 L Bn r V mtour PrG - Association" and abovo 
any etudy of art fron te^-STaeJStoS^^^ *& "^^eur-one who cultIL 
okxJlod debblop of bodgcr.) Mc3n ^*"t (vmdo King»s English dictionary)— MOT= an un- 

m w T o ArtmT ********************************* 

, .. fflPA IS A0TIM5 SENSIBLE ir ^pnrHT7Tw 

*** to solve it. This little n^taUot^lff a ^^ d ° CC cxist a ^ doin, none. 

ou..d rto ar U p 0vCO of tho nieunderotLdi^ If 1^^ n/*??"^ "• P ° rha P G lt 

-ir fi .^..g the word because it does hot i-nW „^ rt *. • J " nd ° n iIw 1Gaue 
-. 'j^V uu u noz X -Vly professional or paid status. Not 

! **********************, : * 5!t ^;-^i'iJ n °y la Lha l a °" acvorai norths, 

■oQ-E AJ J S SEEM TO HAVE A T^TTJVnv + it » 
^aa^tional news and ear** upon ^SIlW^T? "^ Plp9rC Whi ° h prcoor:!i J"""* 
? £?i J ;- t .f t ^i- or cnoaye. But do^ec SS^^u^iSTV W<3 ^ ^ ^^ 
lu.xo;, xthLiknot. * 3U0 " ~a^h Cxi't^erun- u-> the 

•- . Vhilo I cannot honestly oav I com! h „vh, - 
;0.::.:^-;t-ig:t r ^a and cogent L Z fltltr ' S<>od peon, oaray w , hjrfc 



Oi^-i &' oi-.o-G?-3r lorbor- nr^y « D ^„-: nV .„ ,, "^ - x - l: ' c ^ to o-.o: dejtsu«tJi?o critic 

"' f" B n •OQ;OCial J .y when thr othcx -oabo ■ i •,-,;• „-.ii .. -7 V_ 

L T'JI^r 1,7 Afvoi*"' o r ""n t- t t :-t - - .- --, ,. 
vot ^',V3<-Ierted a,' i" , c l^'It i^ lA "' n 1?4 " ^^^i-- ^ *« a,, a: 5 E -^-c to :,, M i all Sic ^SitST^ -^ f-* '"" *** y ° J "* abOV ° 

— , * 1? * 

^i>^i.^>:^,-^^ : ^. : ^^--.-^,.^. : , e _ v ^ ' 


ranks of the UAPA aa to why I tato^e^tSd^ ^ "aWWRwinw within *tl 

ranee a card fron Mrs. Lucilfe Buzzell of P oy nett°e "SlSS We^." For in- 
■;oney at writing but I* n still nrrriH +« k«? i0 ^ iet ^ e » »ioconoin reads: " I» V9 nade 

olds no terrors for ne>Alon^ tSfL^ lin^ ** ^^ ^^. The word 
rf Kansas City, Mo. entitle dX^teir T X FT l^T™* fron Belle S « Mo <^ 

on the basic of one is ^re forSt^e' J ^ ""J T ° B Which d<3fends «» ™rd 

not ^4l^?^s^---* tIian a *■***«*• 

it gives to potential na-bors T L 1!+ P ! f f Gr °P? inQ!30 of craftsnaAsnip 

to be a professs^na . I Site and publics t° "S" ""^ L^^ X *° not »*<* 

appreciate the UAPA for wh^t I V vr /" Pleasure-not for profits. I 

and the friends I have r^do! * ^"^ "' th ° 9i ^oynont I havo fed 

Anatour Press Asse^Si^ '^^ £"* ° f th0 BrltiGh 

amtour (one by the public I ^^oSatiafll^ ffH doc= rdo inter pert tho word 
P^ase along side it 'in all o^f^f^^" ^ > "^J*?" a ***i**»& 
-*+ 1 be done. WhaWo jgyg gfe of^hislug £J52S ^"^ 

T Urt>fS-T'.T^ -1^^ ********************* 

of vio„. IfhUo Jottio Pol „^ t f "£• U ° eortMjdy arroo with that point 


„„„..,, • 1 ? TLL N01/ H3R3,s HOPING THAT*S CL33SD UP iff ST'wn 

una i«i-)n once and for all. I roncat* t «»~» n «-3T^ Wra on thl ° anatcur 

'.iTtooilon it in P ly,::to the 4n^i* UDl if T SSS" "^ *«»*■* «*> »™S 
-P the wholo wtSi. Let»s noreoJ you Aj^ L ^T %S* lif ^ S * ma0 V '° Uld c1 ^ 

***********i2**t**,,i*L^^ thlD noc * interesting discussion 

decided not to ,ecl, reelection J? ^^l^^^^L^T^^ 1 ^ h ° * 
job th,s paat roar in publishing +hc n-k-^ i • , . " ucrr hciG donc a wondeful 

* «r OUw , , w , of ^ Hito2^E JSfS STS: JSf " m ind00d bc *"*-*' 

********^**^ s!t:jc+s|tJiC]j[5! . :ii!i[:j;:ic:j; - : . ;::<; ,* 

ERS P303HT D0HIJL2'S ;AV3 NOT S33I 30 T?rt p T T--n ,„ 

>fo acnbc-,3. BuroSy there mot bo nore noSwoAr ta^i^"^ h h °°° fGUlt io it? 

least write. Lot^s get active, foiled ^ ° '^ hl±ah ^ "at ■ 

- I b» » o^oct^ 3 t! a ^ r r w SS!^ r ! SS E ■ ;«"* connoctiono Itf 

But a=» r w„ :otH i™ »";% it :?: :^; s (i d ° -■*««.) 

tion of a boofctot or- oorac oi-ilar worthv -r,w + V- pu.cly x or pleasure. Tho publico- 
here tfmr-c for, is not ohiootW to ^ °fl ^ c] }^^ ^^7 to produce and re- 
trying to psefitoor on oJ^^L^/SZ^l ' ^ th ° G ° AJ,G who writ ^ 
through ohoxrw oor^otiono^nT^^T^S ^ ^"? Jotamll* nfthte 

liEJL J t C A ^TANDIITG IrTVTTlTTnn Tn^tIo. -r^» ^ 
fac ,. (25 ^,0 ,_ :or , h of Boaton) X1 ™J arjO -II AJ 13. If £our ovor , own around L 

yg g oittl ; P - '" nd oCC yours truly. Tho v;olconc mt ie al- 

FratcrnalLv vou-'s 


frTp p 

was the utter lack of interest upon ^ V^ "^ eaftertog' QU* last yea* 
atftoru I should think that tt^STT^^ittL?* ° m ° 98 in the associ 
for the various offices. It scans Sate d of f\f an ,f J 9 ° tion campaign carried on 
offices have to go seeking candidates £ fill thenf & *"*** ° ffiCeS the 
However, ^o ££ a'"^^^^^ * * ft * W-slinging" politics, 
association. A can.aign' oft-tines brlnT^ f* f ° r ° ffice would hel P «*» 

Should bo aired and taSl2?££ SSJL^^-S 1 T* 1 " 38 to the »«**«* which 
bofound. n ° ™ CQ *' crha P c a solution for sono of tho problons would 

ha,e dono^o^r^rTw^d^ litt^ ^ST J"** "™ °^ 

year. That's $hc best way f rovin" v zSi° 30O l n ?" , ° AJ '° *** for office this 
association, ivon though no's toTus^ ^T intcr - tod in «*> affairs of ou, 

,ood officers and r ay aSen^on to^hS" SlSjo^T?* *" ^^ WC * USt havc 
ucccBs. Right? of our organisation to assure it»s 


-nelmngly ratified by nenbership. Our p" ^ident ^"*" C + ° n f ituti ° n "*« been over- 
our thanks for this fine r iece of work. constitution connittee deserve 

tion of the country have suddenlv Wft £«*.» + ' ™ J* at nenber3 *» Q certain sed- 
~in thenbundle and'they ^k? ^^S^^^ » ^e no longer 
Ifa not right in assuning this but tf "? an^'s^f SSSSf * fCirS * * ^ 
WTTI 1 n-?^mm tt-. ™ __***' M -**** = ' : ************** 

WIH A REPORT BE MJS SOCK ON the publicity drive held by United the first 
of this year?? 

tforld of Amteur Journalisn through United df fr i 5 °^ int ° the 

like to keep ny interest devoSde.clSsively to SniL T ST* ^J^ * W ° Uld 
other associations. No doubt +h P l2 t^l J 1° Unioed. I hav, nothing against the 
that's just the 1; I f 9e i U noe! "° ^ **"* *"* U and lotc of fun in than but, 

*************** + J) „ (t+) | c+Jt . +)> 

GLAD TO HE.VR TE'.T OUR PRESIDENT J-ID sSffitTAItf nr. ,«.++< ^ . „ ,,,11. united need, nore fine, ,etive ^luoh .otneoe " ""^ *■"" ^ 



^"^^ii^T^is^r ■» fi r buniL: *i5S r^e ;:r 

iti fVr it.! vowr "SWtmtloail nev,=. I think it helpcto round out the huMIe. 

-y. Sled to hear fron you felioK ne^tere =nd until next nonth I r^t'!. '" 

Fraternal ly your s , 



* A / £ W 5 L l~ T T E P 

was the utter lack of interest upon mevheLit J U "° N 9nte ring UAPA lalt^^T 

aiaon. I should think that thf* ™£f£ ^^^^L^ ° ffices in tha aasoci 
1 or the various offices. It seenc instead S t*f ai \?*\ ctio » campaign carried on 
offices have to go seeking candTStoTtS fill ^f ' ""^ ° ffiCeS the 

However ^ &£ ^^^5^,0^^^^ « ° ? J^"^" Politics. 
i; -0 ?*** 100 - A caa ^isn oft-tiSee brin^Tisauc' ™d Sf ° f! ? 0i BOUld hel P ^ 
Should bo aired and be airing then pcrhap, a ^luXl^ ^ t0 th ° <*»•**«* ^ich 
bcfound « ^ Fcrnapo a solution for com of the problems would 

have dono^rfulfJ^ir'^ouL^st ££,"£*! ° f ^fT ^^ «« <**«*<* 
year. That's £hc boat way of ^rovin^vou l^Slt T<°?"° **'* tr ^ for office this 
association. Even though nost o7 U c\ r ° Zt J 7 -T ** t0rCat ° d in thc **»"» of ou, 

:j,f fi - 5 ,^ ray attention to"ho"^i?jL^r" t0d in Witin S* « — t have 
UCCCS3. Righty no Politico of our organization to assure it's 


our thank, for this fine piece of work. constitution connittee deserve 


- «. JS A ra?rai " "«"«Wsy^ ^ * «* «. fir5t ■ 


thai-, just the woy I Li*. " 7 flne F8 °" le and lot = ° f ^ ^ then but, 

GL..D TO E3.-JI miT OUR FRI3ID3NT JED S30— T'-Y „ — * + • 

know your ct^V^W^IJST^ ^^n «m......««Ud you to 

y ♦""•^JtafcJ-E-tofcrtrtU* in every b^J... 

..eye sl ad to heor f .on you Wlw ^ J ££1^^ I ESS^. 1 *" * 

fraternally yours, 

^June , 1^9 ****"--^^ 7^_ 



w Alette r 

mil. If AJ ia "lnfto Tn,r??^ +£ v Wlt x ° ach 0ther to™ on9 mother nerely by 

menbera arT altered all ^or th Q u"^ f^*? * * «""* *«* ° f lettor «ltlj Oi 
^ ntarod all obex the United Statos-and all over the World for that nati 


and publishers reoei.T^ c T^llT^ D ° + ? S ^ ° P LETTER "*»• ^writers 
sheer pleaaure J^to o^SETST f °V h<3r9 WOrk "* nd ex ^ ect none^ther than the 
they, ^deep down\n th£r hoaSn J" 1 ?* H r 9Ver ' th91 " 9 ic on<3 other reward that 
v/rito and LllThon ,S t w1? -V?B foI > ^ " 8 nt their follow nonbora to 
appreciated, conSructLfc^ 1 ^ °f * ^ TOrk * WhUe *** io of co ^ae always 
to *et lettera lotHour %S5S5T aU ° y 9 ^ 91 ^ 1 * But the* chief thin/is 

headaches and ^loTlT.T^nl ^tl^WT" "% ? mtoB aU *» 
ciates it, fter "• shakes you feel coneone appre- 


NOW I DON*T WANT YOU TO THIT-nc TWiq wutttto *- -, , , , . . 

ing correspondence. Al+v,™,^ t * rnlb BRITSR is personally solicit- 

niae to anoert 5^ «n T of course appreciate all letters and cards, and? pro 

in ar^e^^r^^'siLTsS ef L^^ iOM V* h ° pG ° f **the*^ activity 
the mils, mry iriter^-n 6 ??, f ° nenbero wo_n«t_a_eknoBlde S B anything.* ant in 

nenbers aikao^d^Sl?S« J?!*'^ Wtt „ WOUld ^ l9 °° private mili ^ if nore 

other nenber^p^ciot^their^rk:" ' "^ " nb9r ° WUld b9 aCtiV9 if «"* **» 


card let a ne-v er i™!° S? U? L f! " URG3 M0RI! L2TTSR WRITISG. ISven if it's o^ly * 
the oon^t?S f £ I^J!" J?*-"" "■*• b ° "food or bad. I believed 

"irS^-r ~- ^borr^^ou^Sir SStJ* 

of nail, no natter ho* brief oTSS-VortSljS If^ar^fl ^* t ° fc ^ Wer f™7 ? iec < 
to take tine out to write to ™, *» a crrtlcal * Aft<31 a U sone nenber war, kind enou-J 
how after o few iwttS litii™ ^J"™ an 8****. And you will be surprised 
*ip ia fornedll 1 ^ frln ^experienc^ **"* ^ '^^ "* & real lastin S friend. 

scope of knowte*e bjc e^^'vS^Stfn^ VT"™ * ^S!?"" t0 Widen hi ° 
Next to +s« *„«;h~ "-^" r - n ^n yie'.rpoxnt., and facts on each others state or nation. 

"ill b JoH "Sh yo£ ISS," 00 ^ ° Ut Md mk ° ttot «°» md W n y todcy. »"* 


in, and informative D S2 c ?t?^f4 ,L - " npZ f + IST3riT 1IU3EN ** one of the nost antertain- 
w JiW^oS Salk Sth «£ S J ' 001 " 8 ,^ ,^ /iJ bundle to r - lon S whpie...Ho?e to 

fields 5 !, ^eT c a ^^i^ss-ssigaL-^ — - i«~ £ ^ 


this bundle for . douSf IrTJf^f ™ n* I™* ^^ ** y ° U ohould ^^ tw ° ^ 
out coSes w nroe J + "! ( !l Se«o J. S. nail and 3* had a little nix-up. Sent 
too late for I,,™ 1 T P * ^ overythmg, got ac far as Chica-o and Mao returned 
tioo late for June nailing, Docided to sond along both for July. 


the United for the l 9 4 9 - 5 term. ■ ft i Tllf Do 1 1/ ? Director of SibUcity f„ " 

a REAL publicity bureau. The board will » Bo . l ^ s '^ my-desire to .-rive the United 
three or four .embers in differ^ p^ ££?* * ^^ ^ d a ^f 
found those who are willing to acoeX suclf W ° 0Un *? r * &S near ^ 80 * s ^an be 
publxexzed in the professional presf of th e : nation. ^ *° rk to ^ the Uni ^d 

D *******.* 

Papers throughout tec eount^ " £!£?££ f! A ? TITOI f **" b. Bent to „„„_ 
these nc„e releases will be sen* £ nl! „ "releases." Naturally, most of 

»hcn there Is a home-to™ l^^^^^ ° f «■■»" «« «■* home'oL 

rn rt ,«,_ ******** 


'""raY"^'* ; t0 * ta «™«ti»n »ith a t n c Un l"d°, r reoeIt tC<i - T""*" •»**-*. 
"" 1 * 1 * have already been published Ha\ "* oonventlon, I blow „f 

■-arded to newspapers in the «J2~gj XlC^^Z^ ^ f "" 

tiona and cements are al,ays ^elcoJ i^ X ° h 7 ° U ° &n help - ?irst > you s es- 
^nxted-and have It publishcLby all neans do° U W \ W J*« * &°* local story on f 
»nould appear in YOUR i oc -! IZ ' , * meana ?o so. Incidentally. if a Uni+ ^ "£* 
^ar from you. ^ «***«* a clappin, would be appreciated here? L*iZ? 

•O C m,m^ ******** 


olin has given me a f ree h J d g S^SL^T * ? ublici ^ board. As director, Pres 
there are many capable oeoplVl 1 *£ ^f *h ™ "onnaittce. You must realize that 
-embers, but of coursed Lan't %£i£ ?£ m J I°S" "*« VCry ^° od committee 
Mr3 M C ° n3 \ d :r d to auch -PPointment^ To'd^^I . ^f^ i3 enrthor thin, 

Mrs. Marge MUlcr of Bcllflowcr, C a i if o m- ^ , V ° rccelvcd ooocptcnocB from: 
Mow wc must all settle down and wo rk for ?C £? h Lawrcacc r ^^n of Lynn, Mass. 
,tory. ! plcd7C z wm do my ^^o- for ^^-d^rea-st-y^, to Unitcd , 3 hig _ 

Wni+o? HIS Is JUST A SJ' •TESTT/.W hl-tol- $?,&***** 

the present beeomes tacapaSJatcl a £ ™ r ' rOVide ^ "*> to ^«™* 

£fff hX ! dutlBa ' hi = P°»»rs and a't csT,',' v??*"" etc. end la unablo to 

•«■ ^ """ ° fflM " f " ** —*- ^S. SS ^eneeer^'l SSJ - "* 
f?j ;j%UH ^ fuel* itS fctiS d^tT T- £»** ~ — 

^««h his duties to the W, ttll i? • ° CCn will ^gly to temporarily 
•u C h to f . «,,«. thua- v ^ until such time as he was able and well en- 

°^^Z^Z^ prc^lTX^c^ n QS — " -»«c to 
>ic Ajturc heldc, and wc would do well L see L"t th, h' • ^ ° f US CGB 8CG w ^ 
-arricd on uninterupted no matter what mi°tt I 2 **? h b ? B ? ,CSa °f thc Unitc <i was 

fraicrn,!!^^* .^ d ° ^ ou th ^» 

. j,^mmj^SJ^J_^:y^ 






- Authorized lieva Bullet ion of the United Amateur iress — Association — 

IasuecTby John J, Quigley, dire ctor of Publicity. 69 Fays Avenge Lynn, Maa aachuset 

l>»f — i 1 '— i— !>• i«»zir«]j ; 



James F. Dolin, President 

The United' s publicity department is really starting to roji I have received 
many clippings which have been published. My thanks go out to all for their coop- 
eration. To SaVilla Slothower, our second vice-president, thanks for several 
clippings published; to Irwin 0. Brandt, our official editor, thank you for a 
copy, of yoir home town paper— with a UAPA release on pa&e onel; to new member Anna 
Hayes thanks for a clipping from the Holyoke Transcript, wheBB Miss Hayes is em- 
ployed, of our releasej thanks &$ Leo Louis Martello for word that a release was 
published in the Southbridge (Mass.) Journal recently! to Eddis Daas for much helD. 


Here in Ljjnn releases have been published in both daily papers and broadcast- 
on local radio stations. Heart's Boston Sunday Advertiser gave the United a six- 
line, two-column spot-a bag help. If it seems I speak mainly of Massachusetts, 
it's probably because I knew better what is going on here. No doubt in other sec- 
tions releases are being used alao-of which this writer km ws nothiasi T "at J.s 

fxle for future refcrnce and this aid would be deeply appreciate. Your suggestion 
arc always welcome. ** 


And what is even more heart. ingng, this publicity melhod is beginning to Day 
oil in new members-its real purpose. Recently this writer received iris "first 
request, from information about the United from a prospective member in Massachusett 
wno read a local United release. 

This writer maintains that our association could have more than 10CO members, 
easily, il there was cully va way pf acquainting more amateur writers and publishers 
with our organization. And that's a conservative estimate 1 .' I learned about the 
United from a cousin of mine living in New York who heard a broadcast during the 
New Jersy convention-he write tame and I immediately joinr d up-one proof that pub- 
licity pays off. * ^ 


President Dolia has started a worth-while thing in thsLs publicity bureau. It 
may take time to pay off in dividends, but I feel assured it will pay off in new 
.members for years Jo come. This is a crucial year, the first, for the publicity 

bureau, i he upmost cooperation of all our members is needed. I still have not 
. b^een able to fill all the posts on the board, but hope to do so very soon. Wee ' c- 
you help out in every way you can? 


v , UNITED-NEWS NOTES: Hear that Ira Reeley drooped down to see Savilla Slothower 
recently and both enjoyed themselves inn- ensly... Paul E. Pross, Jr. is attending 
Dc Paul University in Chicago... Harold W. Korth of Chicago, a new aenber, atten- 
ded the October 4th meeting of the Milwaukee Club... Savilla Slothower has sent 
.copp for her Manhattenf"to the printer. ., Sam Swindell is writing a series of 
*«2 U n C atories for his bone-town paper. He writes under the nom de plume of tactus 
Sam. .. .Michael M. Engel, his wife and her mother, whose hone has been' at Lancaster, 
Pa., plan to visit Savilla Slothower soon...E. J. Tropa will visit New York ATS 
when his ship, the US3 Thomas Jefferson, reaches there this Fall. 

Prntfrncl "!v. -• 



Issued, byi John J. Ou igley, Director of P ublicity, 69 Fays' Avsnus, Lynn. MaBsachuset- 

to fill all the posta on the United' s publicity board. And, believe me, itw waa 
not an easy job. Here arc the members of the board as they now standi Butte Tipton 
of Sunnysidc, Washington; Mrs. Marge Miller of Bellflower, California; Mrs. Iva 
May KJng of Chicago, Illinois; Lawrence Nelson of Lynn, Mass, and John J. Qdigley 
of Lynn, Mass., chairman, 

I have £ried to give each section of the country maximum representation. I 
hdpe no one feels their area his been slighted. It was a difficult task ini itself 
to find members willing to serve on the board. Although some no doubt had valid 
reasons why they coulc not accept,. I feci that others were shirking their djity. I 
hdpe I'm wrong. 


NOW THAT THE PUBLICITY BOARD HAS BEEN FILLED I have plans underway, which if 
approved, will put the United in an all-out publicity drive. The plan of course is 
notonly to publicizd the United, but also to gain new members. I firmly believe 
that there arc hundreds of amateur writers in the United States who would willing 
join such on association as ours if they only knew it existed. It is no cxagesation 
to say that our membership could easily pass the 1000 mark. It is going to be the 
duty of your publicity board to get the story of the United to as -isny potential 
members as possible. I shall do my best to see that this job is done -and done well. 


THE UNITID HifflPT FARID TOO BADLY already in the line of publicity. ?ours 
truly is still receiving clippings of releases which have been published in news- 
papers all over the count fry. Again I want to urge you, if you sec a story on 
the United in your hone-twon paper, please send me a copu. And also I wish to 
rxprcss my sincere thanks to all who have cooperated thus far in mjOcing the job 
of the publcity board juA a little bit easier. 


THESE ARE NO DOUBT BUSY DAYS FOR YOUR fellow-members of the United with fchopp- 
ing for Christmas and all. Before I go any further I want to take this opportunity 
/to wish you all a most Merry Christmas and a Happy New fear I 
/ ************** 

/ AND SFEAKING OF THE NEW YEAR reminds this writer that it's also going to be 

a new year for the United. Why not make it the biggest and best which the associ- 
ation has ever enjoyed. It can easily be such if only all will do their part. If 
you can by all means publish. If not-writc. Either write articles, stories, poems, 
\ etc. for other pr.prrs or writp a word of praise, constructive criticism or en cou- 
ragement to those who do publish and/or wiitc. You'dc be surprised how much help 
even the latter can be. C'mon now everyone. Make a New Year's resolution that in 
50 ycu'll be a wcrrkop— not a shirker!' 


FROM ALL REPORTS ACTIVITY IS GOING ON as usual in Milwaukkc, the mccca -f 
amateur journalism. ..and what'et this wc hear about Eddie Daas having moved?... 
Also, President Jinny Dol in has plans underway for the founding of a'local club 
in Chicago. ..Wc would like to arc more ~nd more of these localciubs organize. « 
They help the United and aid the local members. . .The bundles seen to be getting 
better and better every month. . .Let's not forget Gdorgc Bochme's nailing furid. 

FratejB nally^ 


X-PN 4827 


a ™ii<;ic are four arts 
Writing, oainting poet ry a ^ d m ^ ruar y the 8th, 

\fa„ Sh. W "" s " a r -ftelt response »n« •>- 

Ssrass «st- *■ ft?? 

the mistakes. 



U. A. P. A. AvA.F.A. 

VoLi; AU GUST 1950 , No. 3 


-; LEAVES :- 

|n the second book of John Bunyan'a Pilgrim's 
Progress, there is an. illustration of the man with 
the mack rake. Bending low, all of his efforts 
aeem only to heap the fallen leaves, and whatev- 
er ison his mind, heaping the leaves is his one con- 
cern. Hovering above him an angel with outstret- 
ched arms is holding a radiant crown ovt>r his 
head. But the man with the rake does not lookup 
Journalists are just like that ! All of our leavfs 
seem to i hitter and fly to the States of the Nation 
even across the sea Then they are wind-blown 
back again ; ! ail the lea vas of a lifetime Who does 
riot like to 'share these many coloured leaves 'of 
credit, hope, friendship, co-operation, comment, 



yT N FU/« 


By Irma Reitci 

I put away the last dish with a sigh. 
So, now I'll have time to write. 

I sit down at the typewriter and get 
ready to write a masterpiece. Now, how 
does one go about writing a masterpiece? 
Whll, first, I suppose, one must have an 
idea. That shouldn't be too difficult. 
Wny, I have hundreds of ideas floating 
around in my mind. I'll just capture one, 
dress it up a bit, and presto! a master- 
piece. But, before I can get a firm grip 
on that first idea, it eludes me and be- 
comes entangled in the strains of "Man- - 
ana" coming from the living room radio. 

Oh well, that wasn't such a good idea, 
anyway. Now let' s see. The second idea 
doesn't come quite so quickly. I find my- 
self counting the checkered squares on 
the t?ble cloth, and wondering whether 
blue or yellow curtains would be better 
for the kitchen. I grasp my roving 
thoughts firmly, and return them to the 
task at hand. I concentrate. And lo and 
behold t another idea. 

I start typing feverishly, entirely 
disregarding the drip, drip, drip of the 
bathroom faucet. I reach the end of the 
first paragraph. The insistent barking 
of Shrip, our cocker spaniel, lifts me 
out of my trance. The rest of my family, 
in hot pursuit of the criminal with Mr. 
District Attorney, cannot be bothered. I 
get up and open the door. 

Back to the typewriter again. I read 
what I have written so far. Ye Gods! Are 
those inane, lifeless words the stuff I 
was so enthusiastic about a few minutes 
ago? I yank out the paper and crumple it 

Now back to the process of trying to 
capture an idea for a masteroiece. I try 
and try and try. Finally, I strike a com- 

Roanoke, Virginia 1/30/50 

Fortunately it comes when the Christ- 
mas rush is over, so I can find time to 
enjoy it; I must confess I leafed thru 
fast and have probably overlooked jour- 
nals in this first reading, but the palm 
this month goes to Chatterbox by Irma 
Reitci, first because it was beautifully 
and clearly mimeographed, second because 
of the newsy chatter, third because of 
her skill as a story teller, fourth be- 
cause she used excellent contributions, 

and fifth but whoa, she'll be getting 

embarrassed even if she does deserve all 

we' ve said, and more Second choice 

was Rime House . His parodies were clever 
and his sense of humor always delights 

me There is something about "Vol. 1, 

No. 1" which always gives me a special 
lift, and this bundle had FIVE! And each 
deserving of high praise, I'm hoping to 
see many more of The Gladiator , Tidings, 
The Truth , Newsmonger, and Tom Brown' s 
Review 's the subject matter of the latter 
intrigues me. .. .Actually, the most ener- 
getic person should be embarrassed at 
the output of one George Boehme, so no 
matter what praises we bestow elsewhere, 
our choiciest are reserved for the two 
hardest workers anywere — George & Eddie. 
'Bye now, I'm reading the Bundle. 


Here' s wishing you Happy Holidays 
end lots of hard work, for you know 
if you work like Helen B. Happy you're 
Prosperity's candied date. 

Belle S. Mooney 


UNITED LITNEWS is published in the Blue 
Ridge Mountains of Virginia near the 
Star City of the South — Roanoke, also 
" known as "The Magic City" — where ideal 
climate and gorgeous scenery combine to 
imo«»de t^e ^ubli-^Viing effort? of 

Shady Acre, R#5, Box 20<3 — Roanoke, Va. 



When we were young, and Christmas was the day 
That brought a tree and toys, perhaps a drumj 
It seemed that Christmas was so far away, 
Indeed, it sometimes seemed 'twould never come I 

N™ that we're grown, with many tasks to do — ~ 
SDmetimes we know not where we should begin, — 
It seems that hardly is the 3ummer through 
Bat Christmastide again is ushered in. 

But to the old, with hair as white as snow, 
Who in their dreams relive each Christmas past, 
It must seem that that holiday comes slow 
When they the Christ child grown shall see at 

There in that Heav'nly realm, where is no time, 
-Where wi4h— the-Christchild grown we shalL Abide, 
And need not wait to sing carols sublime, 
For there it shall be always Christmastide. 

— Gertrude E. Wart chow 

By Eula Christian 
who mourns them both 

Onlookers smile disdainfully as I place a 

golden rose 
Upon the tiny, new-made mound.... 
They smile disdainfully, yet who among them 

That a fragment of my heart is buried in this 


They smile disdainfully; they do not understand 
That a portion of me henceforth lies 
Interred in this infinitesimal plot of land... 
Po is it always when a beloved kitten dies'. 

*ELsie was my gray striped puss whom we ac- 
quired with Shady Acre; Eula visited us the 
iuonth before Elsie was killed. Never will I 
be possessed by a tc .ine more demonstrative of 
her affection. 

to all UAPA members 

What with the LBT convention, 
clubs and Writers* Guild, with com- 
pany and trips, and the routine of 
living, it seems I haven't been 
able to publish. Came this lull and 
I thought I'd get out a couple of 
issues, -then_J.tdawned_ on me_ that 
my time until Christmas is booked 
up and if I want to send out cards 
I'd better be addressing than. 

In other words it looked aa if 
publishing was out. But if I sent 
cards they'd be to those of you I 
have met or know through correspon- 
dence, from Eddie, Percy (the first 
person I met in Milwaukee) down to 
Irma (whom I never met but feel I 
know); and thus I'd miss a lot of 
new members, so instead of sending 
Christmas cards I'm sending this 
issue of United LitHews which bears 
greetings from Mart and me here at 
Shady Acre to you all, old friends 
and friends unmet. 

May Christmas truly be a time of 
joy and peace, and a prelude to a 
year of days filled with satisfac- 
tion and health. May it truly be a 


Published as may be by 


Shady Acre, Route #5, Box 208 

Roanoke, Virginia 


journt.1. or - "-the annual yew book-of MttsrTSTtiBlfffiS tT Hc " apt ''P"«» «* =»t 
To Aii it ■* , "' the nCKspapcrtr.-.dc 

10 All United nenbri-n. v * 

<-aj. Papers to which wc arv wri+<- «m, , ^ - S lvcn uc nnnca of colunnn ir, m«. 

1,01 -ix is ecn rather in+r • 

Well ana Belle S hl ° 0M *—»U1 write s „„nT C r^^f°/ ard "" Thmke <*• 

others.. .Where LTZS !" artist-friend Eneel a„d £L* „ ,?* "I"".-* V. 

loo. Pn afraid^ hfgle^d " r it f ri T L " LoUi ° M^ft " « d *»* 
TO ALL MBB3RS, , Jf ,f* C * """je too. gonC? H o» about a lin- 

of our wondcrfi^^ *°,?f c th r C y « r ■*<*» on? of thf gr^stY '^ " C can ' * 
nuke this a KtS^ Ct us nl P ut ° u * ohoulfer tn ♦•, J long """alo 
°one-but no a t S ,'«L y t C ?oS r h ^ p r *" ^'^ "«« ^-*»*. «*? ToSV 

-^-ILJohnj. Qui-i^, ^. H7.9LIOHY n» ,»«. 

fl *d tine affair + to fc ~ ecttlnr M„ 

1 n just- sav "n^ Xtc m to all those £?+< setter all th r + • 

- .«,£%« »| **« « taow lt ,, c „ _.. * ^ * out £"£, 

Water, „?* ^-"--worthwhile but = t-f ' *° do "^wrt havta? c ^., or «"ji«u. 
° f ^content" "^ : ™^- But on^r^ ^ trouilc. £c ™" ""* in our ■ 

bs. + a .--nct the offender a ]aiow »*• Let 

Fr ^crnoii y , ^ - ndcr - A v/ord to the wi sc 



Dear Fellow Members I ' «aBB. f Dir f f Ffabllolfcy 

_NO. gO 

» . - — — z 

Just how does the publi&ity department of +v« iiada „„~i o ^ 
function is to S et our association brfbJJth puttie V i °f , course ° ur »aln 
takes the list of new members and ioTlp to « i ft"? T*\ *"" **"** 

of rt*e^ Hc»a ;"d "leas t„\hc wT *"" ^ " BimCi * ° crtauln ■■*•> 
about the United, and uai£ the ' m° ? h om f- to >">"*apera of Mi ncntcra, telling 

so -11 you ^f.'Xtw S^rsx ssr s\eA tic -*- 

a clipping would be appreciated. released, if they do appear 

asaig^cotSn ?UbliCit; ' b ° ard mCEbCr8 ' h °" arC y ~ -*« ^ ■*» *»r 

and 5Ki&; rSTSSSrSTSSS'SS £*S li « "t&* 

had more 00NSTHU0...IYE members like BaS ° f E1 **' Tcxas • tf ° u " M*t wc 

Made fuoh h : t 1 .I a ta£u 0hattC, ' bM *" **** #**" ^ Mt M "' "»>«• H ow oould I ha. 

1>&rtXrt£-£; "1 J SlSfj" 1 !" **! KUrcak " — «*- da only 
It ahould be TlZf cventf RH£WS£3 *° ^ * "^^ * ^- 

on hand. I unde.ste.nd tk't leorKBootae ia . , addrcaaea of our members 

awns sRar-^s ssi^s?j sssrss a- * 

The way Sccty. Duerr and President Dolin have been moving around rr , rn nv 

Sec you next month.... 

Fraternal ljr. 

*JJ£J& .newsletter 

Tl^-^^m^k^Z^l^-^, D i> op WBLIOin 


Dear P Q i low Memb J aJ 

AlthoiiTh the Sent h " " 

is considered l» *i « ld *■ Ng w York r«nrt - Iriend s, come East." t -. , . 

»»t o^hcr=S nti °" °° uld "™ b. held m - * •*-*» of an exec! 

-^neLTlTisU^ r S «-SS , ^5 »*«•* *-«-. llbc* 
icarninr i<* «tu« xc * «« Hub of thr „„;, ^ cA a number of hi D +«>- " J - 1Dcr ^ 

S*^ (with 4 £?£ r«»^» 1( ^ «** Ptafefeg this area n«Wta 
Dc held in Lvnn «s lon someone iolr-iMno ran gc a convention- fflS * 

~^ Sc ^ emb°e V ^ * *^^i^*' 

At any rate, think it^vff* u seething out of the ordinary and 

**» city for liJzfZ. 1 * ° VCr wh ™ it come* ti ... ^ * d 

ri ". B * K » ^ the membership aX1 ' would be soncthi*" * c °vcntion on New 

At any rate, think ?t ™ u seething out o€ the ordinary and 

V " "^^^Wf-W^ - — -. *. a ell 

. «y appoint, cnt. .-*!._-.. 

JOHN J. QuC^'^-^^^t^ 






you plan to attend or not. let's p!1 K,! ?°? 5 mlss lt * Aether 

recent?* SSS&fig? S^^v^aS^sf ft* T M ' A ' *" C ' 
good friends in Milwaukee. t£aS£f£?!H%«? 9 ! l" 1Shes to a11 our 
for the united! To your leaS^sT Eddie t ^ fj y ° U are a11 doln S 
special pat en the hack, 1 — aers » ELdie D --s and George Boehme goes a 

the arrival of the n£tfa5 SmSes !to3. S^™ ^'J 8 * f ° r sranted 
^ eut job our i^rd-workins officers are doing for us, 

tost ^hS- ontor r tho Moss co^ 

™^\°nfLVr h e e ?rS^r^^ KS? ^ ° n ?" «W*i<» 

Mrs. Elizabath Miller that we should ''show JSi. ^ ce **tainly agree witl 
Hrs. Miller is a native of KaileJ What We have U P k 61,6 *" 

I W ouS b be C veJv B °iad tThS aS.*!™ n0t 7St re ^ted their progress: 
term is fast rJnniSg o^WLIS S^S^Elgff "*- K^Eirf 

in las? SSSJ.^SS? "written WSg.ff?' in * e Seaitle de- 
press associations couid S SS^witStlSSS. that our amatGur 

ic-ders" °3oL S o e ne S ffi us°f ^ toe^ealT^e^ T ^ n6edS «***• 
end carry on the business of the "« n J? ? eaot } e the Problems that arise 

The abolition of officer 4l?onS^ to ? ? ?£ flcent *™aer. 
seriously considered, woulf spefci doof to a?° n0t ^^ lt Wil1 sv ^ *• 
disorganization and confusion SoSid ?o?low ' * "^ convin ^ d . Utter 

pointtd'oStf ¥ t fS'onl 8 wo'uM ?^ SSC ? dl « te *****. *s the writer 
officent organization ?han ?n LESS^:,^ 1 ^ 11 *? 11 P olit ^s and an 
up running into one problem eJKS iSUS wl JJ° ut * he ^ that would win 
to solve it. Problem after another withounn any recognized lead 


Hay. 1950 ^ (7 





U.A.RA NH#Si PTtpp 

Utor of th, United lnd t '""*"*" °?y recently appoi 

« to ask about. 

editor of the United , nd th„7 oZoVh" r h ^ cl f y re0e " tly 'PPo -*«* m! .7 
committee for this purpose. h ° my ' " lth "* *ind «« of the voluntary 

. manner that win reflect 2&^&£E2f£?' °* W U ™ " M E " *° 

tion being „o good" yet whenTiven an oooort^f"? li ™ lb0l,t the Wnastra- 
the United on hie o«n. opportunity dea nothing to try to improve 

that "JZ"U UmVaVeT^o^ntrio'f T £ '"" f °' "»« «- «>« 

run. There 1, nothing which shows a health I -I* P °**' by a11 "«"» *»*» 
election with many candidates in the ttSdf ° rganlztlon *"? ">" "an a lively 

-iter Pvtgg,ng" e for^nrt 25^*52 S »! « <* *° " «* «• 

freedom" and "center of the na? ion". ouJw- .J"! 3irt »Plaoe of American 

of ^LT^rtr^-b M^lr 1 ^?^ -- 

great opportunity for turning this intn « *« ♦ ? " d ° P€n unto itself * 

activity. g thl8 lnt0 a ereat cent " of amateur journalistic 

W» are glad to hear that Anna K. Haves and «to m <3 , j , , 
for the 1951 convention city, alone with 1™ X Swindell would like Boston 

on for „*'„„?. oonve^on kVLTSLTK^i^Hft* ~ 

Until next month I remain... 

-fVat^rnaUy y 0< ui 

..JUNS. I95Q 

CM ;1 

°9 A irt * 






Dear Bellow Members: " ' ~~ 

Several months ago this writer proposed that an amendment be made to the 
United's constitution providing that in case the president meets an accident 
or prolonged illness, the First -Vice-President temporarily succeed to that post. 

Since* studying the by-laws carefully, I find such an amendment is unnecessary. 
Article II section three of the constitution already prdvides that ihe First- 
Vicd-President "....shall succeed the President should a vacancy oc-^ur o* THAT 
OFFICER 3E UNABLE TO ACT." For the good of the association, this clause should 
be closely he-ded in the future. It was written for a good purpose. 

Sl6ction time is now fast approaching. This is the most important time 
of our AJ year. We urge anyone with a real, true desire to serve the organi- 
zation to run. Abitoe all, we need good officers. Let ua not judge the can- 
didates on whether or not they are our friends, but wither or not they are 
willing, able and capabld to serve the best needs of the United. 

The race is now on. We hope there will be no derth of candidates for 
all the officers. '?« urge a claan, fair campaign, IVealso urge the members 
£0 3£udy the issues and the candidates carefully, and then ^ote for whom you 
feel is most qualified to fill the position. In that way we will have a GREAT 
AJ year ahead. 

And a final word, to the candidates— may the beat men (and women) winJ 
Good luck to all of you! 

At this writing -(June 27) the bundle has not yet arrived. It usuallys 
comes here about the 22nd. I attribute its tardiness to the recent cut in 
nail service, just put into effect here. This wholesale slashing in mail 
service*, is a matter which vitally affects all AJ's. We depend greatly on 
the mails to keep in touch with one another. 

Let us all write today to our congresementand senators and see what 
we can flo to enc° u rage the restoration of full mail service. 

I'm still hoping that the members of the Unitdd will see fit to onme 
to Boston in 1951* I ' m sure if y° u vote for Boston, you won't regret it. 
And support seems to be snow balling for the "Hub of the universe n , with 
that outstanding AJ Sid Cohen the latest to join those boosting 3oston. 

I feel sure that the United and the alumni have enough .New England 
members to swing a convention hrere. I feel that no city is more suited 
to play host to a group of -our type than Boston, the center of literature. 

Your vote for Boston for '51 convention city will be appreciated* 

Speaking of convention cities, in the meantime let us all join hands 
to make the f 50 convention in Milwaukee a great success. It won't be long 
now] Incidentally, how about a little donation for George Boehme 's mailing 
fund. Everybody benefits, let's have everybody give. Let's wipe out that 
defecit Before the convention. 

^Although you haven't heard much from us lately, the publicity bureau 
of the United is still operating at full speed and with great success. Your 
help, especailly in sending us any clippings you see, or have published, ife 
your local newspapers will be greatly appreciated. Thank you. 

_ s~y^*v 

IK a - 


Issued by Fublicity Department Unitrrf a ♦ *— J- ' ■ CL l\ 
VOL. 1 J 9 hn J. ftjjgley, 69 FWs 2I2 - " nited Affiateur Fr68s Aas °ciation 

Convention time is here a^ain' PV™ o1 , 
in Milwaukee. It will be well worth f ++ ^ & grand tine ie Planned 

from the social and business^!* ff\? HT ^'thfrel &U *°*°™* > *>th 

^ ^^f^l^^^; o -^^-^l * — section time. 

rwinTssu^d sc.^? -------- wax 

take the troubled vote aw uSflfwlSf^ - ^! J*" ' TW who don,t 

the "vicious clique.- U8U&lly th2 ° neSwho howl tht loudest later about 

«mW%^\nKSJ w Por 8 thc Vi rt re8ide f : If electcd « aha11 

publicity, a bureau set J S h il 5 P * year X have been Erector of 

met wit/aa i as € n "iLin, the^Uni^d f h ?^ '' Min ' & " d ha ~ 

press as could be expected f or a st rt Publicity in the professional 

would^rkt T.llZ^llTs'Zrlt "a"^ h, * U » ° f "*»**. I 

to ac.uanit those inLrested w ith th UAPA^in orde^' ""J **" ""^ g0&1 

elected, as well as carry on the^er ^J^^J^Zi^S^." 

Congratulations to Leo Louis Martello of Sn.,+v>K^^-.. v 
his winning of the Moss i*edal. Natura J it SKtaF* m^£%iV 

won such a high a„ard, and a newcomer to AJ at that The bov «? S I 

Oldm Road, Bangor, Maine, c/o Mrs. Ruel Bell. * CJ -P*» *♦!«» 

to take this time to review the past year. 

for t^ h ri + en ^° yed x° rking w1th the other m€mbera of tne executive bo*rd 
for the past year. I am grateful to our former pre aide nt, James F DoTin 

"°d c lt lift ^ 6nc ° urag6iaent and cfe "- ^r advance which he gave ^oL 
- denot think that we fullv realize all th<s nan Hi^ #>„« +v, - ! . " 

the time which he held office. f^^JJ* *U* ^Xfti* 

a bigger and better organization. I shall never foreet his lexers of « 

couragement, and if Jirne Dolin reads these few lines T 1 a • . f 

hime to write again when he P ets the opportunity. ' ^ lU " t0 Ur ^ 

all + £? C +^ raC th u 8amC 8e ntiments Ho th the other board members as well as 
all the other members. Svery day I'm in the United I become more convinced 

sid\ bV^ideT^ With & ^^ gr ° UP ° f P£0ple with ^on I hope t^k 

side by side for many more years to cone to perpetuate the Vtince of L Mf0 " 

Now let us all march forward into the future to build-a M^er Ld * 

a better United Amateur Press AaeooiationJ I gg 

fraternally,^ ,., - 

&johh j?«ii&rsY ^^%^ 

_ AUGUST, ipso v 1/ 





UAf.A, %MAj^^ttkj^ / 

Dear Fellow Members: 

As I near the completion of the first quarter of service as your First 
GTice-President, I feel that, as your duly elected official, it is only justf 
and proper that I ( render to you an accounting of my stewardship thus far. 
Under the United s constitution, your Fist Vice-Fresidnet is charged with 
"recruiting and publicity .5" Let us fi»*t take a look at the publicity end of 
the job? 

After having served throughout last year as your Director of Publicity, I 
was not entirtly unfamiliary with this end of the job. As had been my custome 
for the past 12 months, each month when the bundle comes I look at the list 
of new members. Then I check with my 3DIT0R & PU3LI3HIR yearbook to see if 
the City where the new members are from have daily newspapers. Those which do, 
I forward & publicity release to the paper in this City or Town using the 
new member as the "local tie-in." 

In the publicity relaease I state that a "clipping would be appreciated" 
Sometimes I receive a clipping, more often I do not, although I know from 
actual experience that many of these clippings are published and not sent, 
since buny newspaper editors are noted for ignroring requests for tearsheete — 
and can you really blame thine? 

Those- clipgings which I do receive are placed in a "Publicity Scrapbook" 
to be turned in at the annual convention. Last year, with the aid of many 
"members In Milwauke c^afld" elsrwlR re-er "f^ g a tht rt d qu it e a -few~of- thes-e- clippings 
into a scrapbook. 

Incidentally, here's a note to new members: Be on the watch continually 
for one of these clippings concerning YOU in YOUR local newspaper. If one does 
appear, please forward it to me. If you are a new member (having joined intM 
last few months) and live in an area covered only by a weekly newspaper, would 
you please foreard the name of same to me for my files. Thank you. 

It iB my opinon that the United needs a full-time publicity director, with 
ossistants in each part of the nation, entirely divorced fearm the office of 
First Vice-President, sot that that officer may devote his full time to his 
other duties and I may ask the Boston convention's opinon on this matter in ScTpt. 

As for recruting, I have forwarded to date 78 names of potential members 
to Secretary Daas and will send along another 28 soon putting the toral well- 
over 100. Before the end of the year I hoped to have sent between 500 to 400 
prpspects, ostly in New England, to "build up" this area for the United. 

I would appreciate any new members you can recruit since we really need a 
larger membership, even though it will mean more work. A membership of 1000 
is not at .all out of the question, in my humble opinon. 

Also, I send cards of greetings to ALL new members, to those who recruit 
members and carry on my other official duties to the best of my ability. 

Incdintally, I would appreciate having the name of the person who re- 
cruited the new member placed beside the new member in the KAIL POUCH, if this 
is not too much bother. Also, wh?.t would you think of some sort of contest 
for those who recruit the largest number of new members each month?? 

Thus far, of my potential recurits has joined and many more have 
promised to do o. I have high hopes of a local club come convention time. 

So you see there's more than a "title" going with ANY office in the Unitdd— 
elective- or appointive. All your officers are hard working, and I do not say 
this to "brag", for mo3t of us love to fio this type of work- — all we ask isyour 
cooperation, and I feel sure we will get it in the days of our term still lay- 
ing ahead. 

^Fr"twnallv^ Oi . S~l 





OCTOBER.'. 1951 Volume 1 Number 1 

Published Quarterly by Jennie Claire Ulan, 3324 Haverford Ave.. 

Philadelphia 4, Pa. 


I have enjoyed being a member of the 
U.A.P.A., and look forward to reed- 
ing your papers in the Bundle each 
month. Would that I had the time to 
send each member comments on the 
respective publications regularly'. 
Best wishes for a successful conven- 
tion in Boston and I hope that you 
all had a very pleasant time., I re- 
gret that I could not attend.- 

I shall welcome your criticism on 
this first issue of my paper, which 
I plan to publish quarterly or as of- 
ten as possible. 


A recent radio tslk by a representa- 

.jblYfi-Qf the Philadelphia^ German* .. 

town Community Council, on its work 
with the ''Golden Age Group" at the 
Germantown Y.M.C.A. is a reminder 
that the need for planned, lea sure 
activities for the aged is close to 
the hearts of many Americans, 

According to statistics. 6? years 
is the average age expectancy. The 
life span for the future is estimat- 
ed to become 105 to 110 years. By 
1975 some 20,000 000 of those among 
us will be over 65, 

Although surveys indicate that em- 
ployment of ''oldsters 5 in all phases 
of industry is on the upswing, still 
there are many unemployed aged in- 
dividuals. Lany of the latter have 
time en their hands, are lonely and. 
dread to lose touch with community 
life and stagnation. 

Empty leisure can depress the mind 
and body. It is necessary to keep 
mentally alert and to partake in re- 
creational activities. Feny old 
people are comp&llcd by circumstances 
to live alone, and they spend a good 
bit of their time in the waiting 
rooms of public buildings, such as 
department stores and railroad stat- 
ions, to satisfy a longing to talk to 

people of their own age. 

Authorities on geriatrics, and 
public and private, social service 
agencies in particular, who work 
with the aged are face to face 
with the existing problems of that 
section of the -copulation. 

Those agencies which have al- 
ready carried cut their policies 
in providing leisure activitieB for 

%t-he aged, organizations that have 
been handicapped to do so, due to 
lack of funds for that work, and 
nubile spirited citizens are cog- 

. nizant that the need for planned, 
Leisure programs is becoming a 
n8tionel problem. 

^P J^ ^^ ^p* *^ ^^ ^^ ^t ^p j^C 


Sol cruising on the sapphire deep, 
Awakens Eos from sweet sleep, 
Arrayed In spectrum-color-light, 
Dawn joins her luminary knight 
In rapt-tryst with infinity **•.-.• 
Their pledge to the Divinity. 
Fair flora, sylphs .... the forest- 
Salute you morn, with scent and 


Gloom veils late-liberated shores, 
The aftermath of pervert-wars, . . . 
Imbue us God, with love... a Hay 
Fierce famine, wanton-greed, dismay 
In your deep silence, rose-red 

Wan care will wane, new hope is 

Vice will capitulate to good... 
Emerge, oh dawning brotherhood. 

J. C. Ulan 


t • 

^k^. t* ^r ^F ^r T* *rj ^r- ^p -7^ 


Music fills my heart to overflowing 
Making life mellifluous and glowing. 

T r TTTom 


BAMJAHY, 19 51— LYNN, MAS3ACHU3ETT33-- VOL . 1 NO." 29 

Dear Fellow Members 

Beat wishes to all for a happy, happy New Year J Let's all work to- 
gether to make 1951 one of the BIGGEST, one of the BS3T and one of the 
BUSIEST in the history of AjJit 

I'm happy to report at the outset of this new year that the re- 
cruiting drive to build up the Lynn area is proceeding very well. 
We now have six members — and some very fine members, incidentally. 

We have Larry Doucette, a Lynn youth leader, and his young 
friend Ed Devalin, high school reporter, who plan to publish a 
paper. Also, at this writing, our local membership includes: 
Elizabeth lPfae Crosby, Lynn poetess who has had many poems pub- 
lished; Anthony Oama, Boston University journalism student and 
young poet who has bad many of his works published; and of course 
there are the old standbys, Larry Nelson and youre truly. 

In addition we are all doing our part to get more members 
in Lynn. Your editor has two more definite who will make fine hew 
Lynn members and there are several more 1 prospects who are "in line" 
for recnuting by all your Lynn members. 

I hope to be able to report before too long that we have started 
a local club in Lynn. There's nothing like a leal club to '-elp both 
the local area and the United grwo. I understand the fine club in 
Milwaukee was launoed with only far members. Look at it nowl 

If you have any members at all in your town, why not start a 
local AJ club? It'll be a fine social and educational venture, I 
can assure you, and will help the United grow. If you haven't any 
members, why not go to work and try to recruit some . It's not ae 
hard as you'd expect. 

Local writers clubs, schools of writing and poems in articles 
in newspapers provide a fine source of recruting material. Send the 
name on to 5ur faithful secretary Eddie Daas, and he will do hie 
part by forwarding the recruiting material. 

I'm especially anxious to eee the Lynn area — and the Boston 
area — build up since the 1951 convention vil take place in B eton. 
I hope to see a local club launched in the Hub soon, and under- 
stand wokk is already underway on this project. 

Right now I'd like to make the motto in Lynn "Every .member 
get a new member. ." By Fall, I'd like to see at least 20 Lynn 
members. And I'm sure, it is pos-ible, in a city of 100,000 

Speaking of members though don't think I'm aiming for just 
quantity. Quality is much more important, We are lucky in Lynn 
to be getting both. Rather one good member than 10 "deadwood" 
who will do nothing but serve as a weight to be carried around the 
necks of the other members. We can't all publish, no, but "e can 
at least write our new members a "card" of wlcnme . How about it? 
Meanwhile, as First Vice-President I'm always ready to serve 
you on recruiting, publicity, etc. 
P. 3. Thank you — one and all — for your Christmas cards, 

Frate rnally , 

V.A.ff.A, , __ 
^^ - 

vention. c ni ' t ' J - ainea aa a moat enjoyable Beaton con- 

purpart-. Each one of ue is ?n AJ to ^T sSUSrwf&S^ lf YOtJ d ° 
ail VS *£! "41 never. GET sJSrSxw OUT OF ixf ^ IT &nd we wh ° 

fron his hobby! "h hd~iSJ. ^2^^^° ^T th<? ™ 8t **— 
until they GET ACTIVE. aaW °° d wil1 never kn ™ what they are niaaing 

Willia/wallloellfi^. \X^J&«'5?&i J-* ^ ^eaident 
elected to fulfill the'ir dJtlea S?°we g 11 tJrt'tE/Lj? J 11 ; ^ a " 
However W e also have a. duty to perffrn^o the Unit J ^ d ° tMe * 1U 

to the bundle. produced by any other neana it will add sonrthing 

liehing. Also, torfc snail extent till n ? great P l6a8 «w from pub- 

suss' *- ~ «ui «*&*; iW^r^r^rj, 

If you cannot publish then* wri + P +v,~ Q * u „ 
.QL_your. card of letter -av b P *** V , , . ° e who d -° PuMiah. 3eii ew 

*«ge To«tae, jurt a Httle Mt easier ° Ur hard -™»kin/r,aUer, 

Start to^^l^KlS^fef^^ «-»* fa tl to be a success. 

How Lar Sf V 83511, SSiSSTr^ POrt6r f ° r ^ ^nn Iten 

*« ** «« to fes^^s-, • 

,, One nore could one aakf for hiV dinner hour! 

THE I VWCTJJT CONTUSES W^ T ^T*!!***** ', -.*..,.,.. 

xng adaert avians fceiag madeTfcr'an frSSiIS**, exce llent, aep>era 

omin? apF 1 ve^ l fet^heG £ ,tr ^ ? f P ' proprei-n, it is'faat b" 

•^**.k°^ Clarence Steele g nd 

»* can this r rou P fail to be aluS^aV ^ ??"?*- i ^ and ^ry Mahoney, 

. your ^r^H&i1r^^pfe^:# Wr 1 aj ^' f -^ 

'■ile acfiieveinent f ron such e "^'/ lea8ure ' .^^"onship add worth- 

Do aonething today. You'll never regret yn U did] 

°0T., lQq i. 



VOL. I - # 6 

OCT. 1 9 5 X 

Published Monthly by A. H. Parmer, Post Office Box 298/ Brownsville, Tenn.. 

Phones— 888 Office; 534-J Residence t Member United Amateur Press Association 

"—"■ — —————— aMMa>, MMWW| «———————— — •- — -.•«—».•-..—«.».-..•.■..........___ 


It is indded, such a pity that even today there are those persons who, 
for some obscure reason, still would reach out into various fields here in 
our country, as well as on foreign soil, in a feeble attempt to force their 
ideas and opinions on other people. For instance, there are people in amateur 
journalistic circles, who, through their volumnous out-bursts, try to control 
the expressions of the FREE PRESS and the FREE PEO?LE r In their effort to at- 
tain their deairoB they would dare go so far as to wreck the morale of some of 
our better amateur publishers (or at least they would attempt such), ,. Never 
the less, I am happy that there are few, indeed, if ANY in UAPA who would 
create even an impression of such ruthless tactics. There is at least one 
person, however, in UAPA, who, through untactical and unsound criticism has 
seemingly attempted to discourage some of the amateur publishers. The person 
referred to has soomingly 3ot himsolf up as a harsh and bitter critic as to 
what MAKES amateur journalism. Doubtless, thiB person ha3 given very little 
thought to the matter in so far as 'the' average amateur journalist is concern- 

In my column which appears from timo to time in this paper, titled 
DOjqpHTB End BMCXBAT8, . 1- haw tmdoa v ur od L a giv e O O MME NT -and constructive 
CRITICISM where tho publishers material 3oemed to warrant such. However I 
have never made any attempt what-so-evor, to DICTATE what should be used' to 
make tho other fellow's paper worth reading. In my opinion, if the other fel- 
low THINKS he is writing or publishing the RIGHT thing, then, THAT is what he 
should bo writing or publishing. Soon tho written expressions of tho readers 
should tell what kind of acceptance, approval, or disapproval such materials 
are roceiving. 

Since I bogan publishing this paper six months ago, I have had only 
one sevoro critic Daring that time I have recoivod numerous oommonto from 
members and non-members alike. Now, think this over, doesn't it 3tand to reas- 
on that the sovoro critic is traveling along on his own high horse? It is an 
absolute fact that I do not think this publication better than all the othors 
in our monthly bundle. For that matter, I honestly beliovo there are sovoral 
papers in tho bundle that avorage up MUCH BETTER than mine, but at tho same 
time, I feel that my paper is worth while j that is why I am willing to spend 
several hours each month preparing it, and tho excellent comment that 
I havo roceived on every provious issue convinces mo that UAPA DISPATCH does 
have a prominent place in tho bundlok 


honor to extend the hand of friendship across tho miles to YCU and to wish 
eaoh of you many years of real pleasure in a growing organization, Horo's 
hoping you loads of success not only to koep tho club go in' but also to keop 
it growin' . "A Unitod club is a progressive club"... 

An amatour writer, publishor, editor or printer is one that knows ho 
or she still has room to become a little bettor. 

Lest We Forget! 


X-PN 4827 


Fublifced By John J, 


Cjuiirley, 69 Faya Avenue, Eaat Lynn, Macaachuaetts 

Anber geld is the sun that shines. 
It re eta on everything; 
Anber rays penetrate the air 
Awaken the flowers in Spring* 
God knew of a color the sun to light 
To blend in bud and flower 
He knew the tender glitter and glow 
Of a light to bathe the blosordng bower 
God knew of a color to scatter like Gold 
On hilla filled with poffiies gay, 
He nixed it up to fill the ground 
On nountains gold, purple and gray, 
Over the desert He sifted it 
In sands with heaps and nounds ; 
Drifted it with drifting aand 
As the wind blew grains around* 
God Bplinters it with beany ray 
Blends it in waters cool 
laints the Heaven in anber gold 
With a sunset sky of blue, 

-Frances Hungerford Lusby 


We received so nany cards and 
letters telling us that the "two- 
column" forrtat was the best, we 
have decided to adopt it permanently • 

This is juat one step in revamping 
The Newsletter. 
As always, we are trying to improve 
on the reproduction with the equip- 
ment we have, especially by exerting 
nore care in cuttingthe stencils. 
We hope we succeed to some little 
extent. We welcome your criticisms 
and suggestions, and I say this in 
0,11 since re ty. 

We altfo welcome suggestions as to 
the type pf material we should use. 

We have been told that, to date, 
our writing has been soriewaht "stuffy/" 
fte are now tryiut to improve on this. 
We are going ti sprinkle the paper 
with interesting little news ibems 
about the Uriied, Bines this is the 
primary pujrpoce of "The Newsletter." 
Vp vrilcor-.t pi-ens nnd articles, which 
'in be used in our United space, 
'•/• chose to uae the first donation 
y a member, and the first poen ever 
aaed in the Newsletter, with the 
lovely poem '•.hove by Fr? noes Hunger- 
ford Lucby of Fort Myera, Fl^rica 
entitled "Amber Godl." We know you 

We have come to the reali- 
zation that usinrr only one's 
own works can became boring— 
to the reader and to y-urv 

We hope you are r^oint to 

like the "new Newsletter" 

as much a.a we enjoy sending 

it to you each month. 

-The Editor. 



We haven't heard from our 
hardworking secretary, Eddie 
Daas of late. We enjoy your 
letters Eddie, how about one 
when you get a chance? 

• a . . • 

'.tfith more than 559 members, 
the United is re ailing grow** 
ing» Quite a chore to get 
out all thoae — papers~~each 
month, but well worth it 
in satisfaction derived from 
our favorite hobby. 

A. H, Farmer's paper in 
the last bundle was "Great," 
with that capital n G." ■ 

As uaualy G. Wallace 
Tibbets is turing out 
reading well worth the 
t ime s pe nt • 

. . . • • 

Our only Antohy Cana, 
who the Lynn club is well 
proud or', ha*> done it 
again. Tony, a senior 
at Boston University school 
of journal is. n, has had 
another crtiole published 
in "Child Lifs" magazine, 
a national publication. 

* e • o r, 

Happy birthday vishes to 
Clarence J* Steele, that 
outstanding poet of Lynn, 

• • 9 » . 

How about stnding a note 
of welcome to the new members? 
o'0 T b\ <% lUlGLEY 





Publ ished Py J ch n J, Suigley, 69 Fay's 

The Lynn Club met laet month at 
the home of its president, yours taruly, 
but has been rather inactive since. 

The reason is Lynn is now in the 
grips of a bus strike — going itto 
its third month — and the entire public 
transportation system is tied .up. 

We believe it would be foilish to 
call a meeting which the majority of 
the members have no way to attend. 

What — and if — this bus strike ever 
ends, the Lynn Club will roll inot 
high gear again. 

The club has an election scheduled 
f o r June . 


Avenue, Lynn, Massachusetts 

Your editor regrets to learn of the 
death of Anna M. Haye3 of Holyoke, 

We had the pleasure of meeting Miss 
Hayes, an employe of the Holyoke 
Times-Transcript, at the New York 
convention in 1950. 

We corresponded with her frequently 
since . . . .. 

Last Summer Miss Hayes was taken ill, 
She lost the use of her sight and was 
forced to retire from the newspaper. 

Until the end she was a faithful 
member of the United. 

Her untimely death leaves a void in 
our organization. 

May her soul rest in peaoe. 

Birthday greetings toi Lynn's own 
Larry Doucette and Anthony Oama and 
Frances Swanson of nearby Melrose. 

We notice that the question of 
whether publications which seem 

to have a Communist tinge should 

be allowed in the bundle. 

We have received several letters 
protesting a certain publication 
^ow appearing regularly in the 
bundle of the United, 

However, we do not feel any pub- 
lication should be barred from the 
bundle . 

He re ' 3 why : 

The Wo rl d . of A Amat e ur 

nerea wny ; t*» # v!^™ «+he 
.journalism boasts of being the 

™ only «« Pftit # boaBt if 

Could we con€-2f\ rring publicatl 

we were to start *** _ e ° f their 

from the bundle be caw „+ker 

political, religious or 9h. 

policite ? , ■ ■* 

We think not. 

And who would say where this 
censorship would end? Who 
would judge ju^t wh=.t is fit 
for the bundle and what is 
not? Once started, the 
barring of publications from 
the bundle could get out of 

We personally chose to ig- 
nore the obviously Red 
publication now appearing 
in the bundle. 

The Communist 's love to 
cry "persacution." To 
charge that we are naking 
a mockery of our free press 
by barrin their publications. 

Ye would be providing them 
with just «uch a chance by 
barring any given publication 
for its Red Beliefs. 

To ignore the Reds hurts 
them more than anything. 

Of course we do feel that, 
as suggested in last 

month's bundle, individual 

members should have the 

right to request that any 
publication which they feel 
is personally offensive. to 
them be kept out of their 
bundle . 

While we disagree entirely 
with the policies of the 
journal ander suspicision 
as Communis it ic, we do 

not beldeve any official 
action should be taken to 

bar it from the bundle. 

The UAjJA is the most 
prosperous of the Amateur 
journalism association's 

We have young blood; we 
have experienced members j 
we have the largest and 
fastest growing membership 
list: the big?e3t and, 
best bundles ', the best 

officers; the most out- 
standing convention; ~ 
and the lowest due si 

fhat more could anyone ask? 
am proud to be a member* 

« MAY, IS$2m 


THE U. A. F. 
^blighei_Monthly b y John J. Quigley, 69 Fays 

How is the tine of year to nominate 
officers. Be careful who you nominate— 
they may be our future officers. And the 
''SPA should continue to elect a high*-type 
? person to off ice... one who puts the or- 
ganization before self. 


We said recently that we were planning 
to publish more material by fallow members 
in future editons of the Newsletter. 

This month we are privleged to present 
&ome of the works of Thomas Vaughan of 
Washington, D. C, a newcomer to the 
United who should go far. 

Drop Mr. Vaughan a line and let him 
known what you think of his work: 

Sterile Walls 
By Thomas Vaughan, UAPA 
There is a play upon a stage; 
The dast has many fools ; 
Deceit is The Arch-Prompter ; 

They are its willing tolls. 

They walk and rave about the stage ; 
They have their cue and call- 
First Lords 6f Great Gain AndGreed — 
Ffiffed Pride— and then— a fall] 

They play a very maudlin part 
Ir The Dry Drama eF Self, 
Jntil The' Stem Hand Of Fate 
Sweeps them on The Judgment Shelf* 

(Light3 burn low, and the time is short. 
And loyal ranks have thinned,. • 
0, how really true it is— 
Tfley have all greatly sinned.) 

The puppete writhe in theij? rout; 

The music ceases, ..the curtain falls,.. 

The audience scurries out... 

And the cast shrieks at sterile walls. 

I saw a couple waling; 
Then a brain-storm brok, 
No, the boy-friend was talking. 
The girl never spoke, 

HOall 8f The Wild"" 

Some girls do not care a thistle 
About boys who do not whistle 


Avenue, Sa?t Lynn Massachusetts. 

The girls who save and plan, 
Just for coats of tan, 
Are different, we think, 
than those who scheme for mink. 

A man stood up in England and 
said that she would fight J 
A man arose, " Rearm j " he cried, 
"and end this Russian Night i" 
Few men stend up here_ today,— 
at least they're not in sight,- 
We sing the same craven song, 
"Let's pay but do not fight 1" 

Once upon a time , 
Our land w?s united, 
But now, there is a sign,— 
"Commies Are Inrtted," 

I hope that we shall never live to 
see , 

Our notion chained, by Red 
Right now — unless The 
Communists fall«r* 
We won't te cognize the country 
at all. 

We fought a big war to shut 
him out ; 

But Fate usedhimto expose our 
sin — 

His smart "cease-fire" r»lly 
took us_ in I 

nevertheless it is true — it i. 
already time to start tthinkgn :•• 
and planning for the UAPA cc - 
vftntion, to be hel^ ..n Los 

We hope we will be able to 
make it, but are a bit doubt- 
ful at the pre pent tine. 

Anyoone who hss the opportun- 
ity to go, shouldn't pass it 
up, howey^.^ , ;JIGLE ^ ^ 


Published By John J. frH g i ev . gp Fay* a ^ 
The proposal to change the convention '" 
date to July of early August seems like 
a sound one to your editor. Labor Day 
weekend is usually a crowded, busy time 
of year. 

We hope the change wins approval. 

In keeping with our policyt of pre- 
senting the work of other UAPA members 
we are happy this month to publish the 
work of Frances gunge rford Lusby t 

Spring wears a crown of honeysuokle In 
her hair 

Dressed in pink petals of the harthrone 

Petticoat of tissue white blossoms from 
the blackberries 

Satin bonnet is the misty sky, blue as 
the deep blue sea. 

Her corsage perfumed maganolias wa«v 
white J 

Her sash of pink wild roses trails in 
airy nonchalance 

Her rhymn is the wind in a mundane of 

As milliflous she charms us with her 
dance .. 

Gathering in her train fche luxuriant 
blossoms gay 

Studdying misty foggy l a ce with rainbow 

Sweet pepping violets along a marshy way 
*e re green leaf trees create a silk* 

3weet powder from the pollen dusts her 
d e c6 

Around her a shawl of white locus fall 
Aa she waves a handkerchief of peach 
blossoms edged in white cloud l aC e. 

Silver tipped candles on a pine tree 
Standing on an altar of great needle lets 
High on a cliff overlioking the sea 
Where the waves combers sing a melodv 
grace , * 

I left behind the maple tree all in 

It dress was draped in brown and chased 

When I returned again this sprint? 

It wore a drees of soft green, fold on 


nue, East LvnnfMassa chusetts 


Like blue clipped starst the sky 
•nines through the gum tree 
As the zephyr oscillates a 
changing scene 
Of star shaped leaves cut 
like diamonds 

Paramount ing in an unsurpassed 

We like Mrs. Lusby 's work 
very much. Why not write 
her and let her known what 
you think of it. She will 
appreciate it very much. 

Ti WOULD LIKE Td~be"7o"ininV 

our brother (and sister) membera 
of the United Amateur Press 
Association at their Los 
Angeles convention, but it does 
not now look possible. 
All those who can possibly 
attend ahuulM d6 so", however . 
Those who have already attended 
an Aj convetnion need no urging; 
others do not know what they are 
missing. * 

We still feel that anyone has 
the right to express his per- 
sonal opinons in his paper in 
the bundle . We may not agree 
with them. We don't haw to. 
We can even ask that certain 
paper s not be sent to us. 
But let us not start talking 
of banning any paper from the 
bundle, no matter how good are 
our intentions i n sod doine. 
The Lynn Club is still "tied 
up." The bus strike which has 
crippled the city's transporta- 
tion system is still on, in 
its 10?rd day at this writing, 
tfith no transportation, there 
is no way for our members to 
get to meetings. 
Time for e let ion of officers 
is approaching. Take care, in 
electing officers that the 
best qualified members and 
the since re st workers are 
placed in office. 




ft.v,^. - ^ U. A. P. A. NEWSLT^R 

'(JONflfttTUUTlQKS to Lynn «»ber M?W 

-. -.ahoney who recently won a competi- 
tive scholarship to a local college... 
lour editcr was i n the hospital for 
surgery l a st month but is now well on 
the road to recovery.. .Be sure to vote, 
and make sure the United gets the beet 
qualified officers. . .Following we pre- 
sent, by popular demand, come more of 
the works of Thomas Vaughan of Washing- 
ton, D. O.j - s 

If you secure fame by stealth; 

If you lobby for more wealth 

I ask— is this mental health? 

Your editor is in favor 
of changing the dates of UAPA 
conventions from thetiradit- 
lonalLabor Day weeker' to 
sometime earlier in tl-e 

We remember as a hi* 
school student howe « had 
to rush back to school open- 
ing and miss the final day 
of a New York convention, 
the^firat we had ever atten- 

We also believe that fac- 
ilities for a UAPA conven- 
tion would be bettera* a 
lese crowded time, mid-' 
Summer instead of Labor 

fiU the blue ocean waves roll higher... Da? 
W absence makes by blueness morf blue ' Z' u 

Now, that my eager eyes are dryer, ' J rave J in g of course would 

be much easier and even the 

Mow, that my eager eyes are dryer, - - 

I still long for touch and s ic ht of vou' ^ Ca8ier and ew 

_ _ . F Z£U - : - question of more ide^l 

OCTOBER weather comes into the 

-ctober is a spendthrift scattering sun- 


Kof all these re a sona we 
are in favor off changing 

id crisp brown leaves on lawn and trail S! faV ° r ° ff chan g 

rR iJ-.the convention dates. 

th Korean politics were through,- 
■c-s, pull our troops out of there...PDQ 

Lynn's bus strike is fin- 
ally over after 127 dfcys, 
the longest transit tie up 
in American history. Now 
the Greater Lynn Amateur 
Press Club, A United 
affiliate, can roll into 

* |irl who slaps her bosa right on 

e lace 

;uld never expect to reach first b»se ^J 11 ^ 6 ' can roll"lnto 
ule the gril who iaquite loose and f ree '^ ** a ^ ain --..To all 
ith favore, -clime over you and me. y ° U lucky P e °P le who are 

Preparing to attend the 
Los Angiles convention may 
I say that I wish you all 
a wonderful time. My only 
regret is that it is im - 
possible to be with you... 
Wow time does flyj pre 
we are with another Summer 
gone and another UAPA con- 
vention on the horizon... 
Lynn member John Hfthwrln*- 
ton, now ±a fee Amy, was 
home on leave recently. 
AUGUST, 1952. 

ith favore, -clime over you and me. 

WE ARE DELIGHTS) to see George 
■'Shine beenme a candidate for the 
evident of tne United Amateur Pres* 
^eociation. We are gaining a great 
resident, but losing a wonderful 

We hope that every member 
U cast his ballot for Geroge, s 
't he will be insured of the largest 
e c-v ■ gi W n to any candidate for 
-ic-nt in the UAPA. 

The hard-working, reliable 
3oehme is deserving of any and all 
'utes which his fellow members can 

own unnn Vii^J 1 

U.A.P.A. Publication 

By Sally O'Rcar 

2805 36th Street, Snyder, Texas 

Vol. I, No. 1 

September, 19 )S 


let ace 

Now and then all mankind dunks of the past, no matter 
how nostalgic it may be. Youth thinks of the good times; and. 
with fingers crossed, hopes for more of life's happiness. Life is 


Throughout the "summer" of life, the mentally mature 
adult has little time for reminiscing; he is too busy with the 
-now" and his plans for the future. Yet, at the close of each 
day, he does pause to recall the pleasant moments. Life is rich. 

When man reaches the "mezzo cammin" of hfe. the 
"nitumn," the down— hill journey, he begins to hold firmly to 
the memories of the past with one hand while he reaches in con- 
fidence with the other cowards the onrushing future, each 
dav as it comes. Life is good. 

But the "winter" of life, coming on zephyr Wings, is 
crowded with memories....memories to be re-lived in thought. 
As Longfellow said in his poem "Nature." we go reluctantly 
into life's sleep, "scarce knowing if we wish to go or stay. not 
Understanding "how the unknown transcends the what we know. 

Life is sweet. 

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Dear Fellow Members:- " ' 

The question that will be decided in the coming election is 
whether the United is to remain an independent body or whether it is 
to be remodeled to conform to the structure and policy of the NAPA in 
order to facilitate the swallowing up of the United by the NAPA. 

Hitler's Germany conquered the other countries of continental 
Europe, not so much because of military might as because of the 
Quislings and Lavals who played Germany's game. 

The NAPA for many years has been dominated by Haggerty. It is 
his ambition to restore to the NAPA the monopoly it held before the 
United came upon the field. He relies, not on frank and open warfare 
to bring about the object he has in mind, but on an attack from within; 
he relies on the Quislings who hope to receive later on, at his hands, 
official honors in the NAPA as their reward. And, while the contest 
may be made to appear on the surface as a fight between two factions 
in the United, it is essentially a war made by the NAPA, as an 
aggressor, against the United. 

The officer who has taken a firm stand in defense of the United 
and against the encroachment of the NAPA bosses, is our Secretary- 
Treasurer, Roy Erford. He had the courage to warn the membership of 
the conspiracy on the part of the United T s enemies on the outside and 
their agents within, as a result of which he has been grossly maligned 
by toadies of the NAPA within the United and brutally attacked by the 
"JMAPA press. It is his great service as secretary-treasurer that has 
kept the United solvent and functioning during this crisis. And how 
they HATE him for that'. If he had been willing to sell out the United, 
they now would be praising him to the skies. 

Remignanti lies when he states that I attempted to oust Reed when 
he was drafted into the Army. I suggested that he resign as President 
because he might not be able to conduct his official duties properly 
from an Army camp. During the First World War, I declined the 
presidency of the United because 6f the handicap of being in the 
Service. Reed has printed no papers during his term of office as re- 
quired by the constitution. He has done nothing constructive ? but he 
has done everything he could think of to dispel harmony and disrupt 
the work of the Association. 

De Marco, when president in 1939-1940, was an outstanding exponent 
of the United 's independence. The Hudson County Club, which he founded 
was vigorous in the ■ denunciation of the NAPA menace. At the convention 
held in Jersey City, the local committee, very properly, refused to 
admit Haggerty and other members of the NAPA who were there to cause 
trouble. Why all the change of heart now being evidenced by Jersey 

Repeatedly Crane, Heins, and Remignanti complain that Seattle 

has seventy United members. They deliberately confuse Seattle with 

the State of Washington. The truth is that Seattle had forty members 

at the beginning of this administrative year. That has been its 

average membership for the past twenty years. Seattle has more 

members than any other centre for the reason that that centre works 

harder for the United than the others. There are two other centres 

in Washington, --Spokane and Bellingham. Of course, Haggerty, Crane, 

and Heins do not like that, because they are members of the NAPA and 

not of the United. But why should any United member object unless 

his heart is with the enemy? 


Dr. Clyde F. Noel 

Leo Louis Martello 





Hook Street -^ , 
I'/assaohu setts 



LADY GUIDE Magazine,, Quiz. Industries, 

0!"*,. Nebraska (10^ cop?/, in tie Feb 

article of rjine 


issue <jont&ir.s 

on/Ajay'" and, -especially on the L\£PA 
It' s. entitled -Vrlrce Of Hobbies,'"' 
I have already noticed th a t some of 
the LADY £"J1DE readers tn a t I know 
of have Joined; their- names appear- 
ing in the MilL POUCH* .This is a 
very well known mail order magazine 
in ltd seventh year with an exten- -•". 
sive readership throughout the U.S. 
U^PA members desiring a copy Just 
write and send lOjzf to above address. 
You'll enjoy the other articles in 
it too by some nationally known 
authors Including Ellen Nichols, 
Ben Arid, Marguerite Davy, Joseph' , 
Charles' Sal ak, Thalei De chert, Art 
Rakestraw, etc, 

NAUTILUS Magazine, The Elizabeth 
Towne Co;. 4? Ch abort St: Holyoke, 
Mass, (25s*: but say you're a writer 
arid get free copy, to study) is a ■ 
nationally circulated New Thought 
magazine very friendly to hew writers 
but you must stud$ the mag before 
attempting to write for it a« the 
material is limited and specialized* 
Articles by me are in the Jan* Feb, 
& one will appear in March They all 
deal with self ..suggestion. If you 
are trying to- break into the inspi- 
rational field by all means get a 
copy e It may prove another market.' 

idays people know the price of every- 
thing -,r.-d the v^ue of nothing" «ni 
1'jowad^yo people don't celetrcte 
birthdays,,, they mcum them" Oscar 
Mil de . o e o * c, '' iuij weH tr amed mu :sl- 
cfan can ?e;„Sn. the highbrcwso it is 
mere iripor-T^nt to reach the masses^ 
It I J trie same with stcriea and arti- 
cles" fSLHtXTJUD R0MF3R3. , „ , "There are 
no dull s.i.^ieo.t.i; Tuore are only 
dull writers* ,?.non. .,,.,"1 have never 
lot my ichoolir;5 interfere with my 
education' M|r~ '±'j &:•$;. ,» H The know- 
ledge of words :• 3 Lie gate of scho- 
1 sir ship r ' 0OHH 1HZ EQ8 , « * » . "Kll ^ i ng 
t\i.f is not nurdei -, T.t-B suicide,-,,'' 
NtfeatierE Nation^ New a* 


Very often people a sk ne, 1? But 
why have yju chosen handwriting ' 
analysis as a career when you 
could have gore r,o college and 
teeeoase n 1 a>Ter or docroor?" V T HY? 
Boo.fc,.; as in h xdwri.ting I ha Tr e 
foi.nd thn key to personality© 'A 
key that h a a enabled to help avoid 
costly mistakes, in both business 
and social life, a key that opened 
a new door of enlightenment to 
the characters of others c Then 
again it was an unusual field;.' 
one that w a s- highly specialized,, 
I could have gone to college end 
become a lawyer, like like many 
others in this town. But some- . 
.how I wanted to- be different p had 
the pioneer spirit I guess, Su r >-• 
ly if I dl in' t "truly believe in 
the science of handwriting anal y si: 
(graphology) with ail my heart I 
wouldn't have chosen a prof eosion 
In vniob there is so much disbe- 
lief and scepticism* 

As a h ^ndwri ting p sychologi st I. 
am subject often to personal in- 
sult, but the person -who resorts 
to such abuse ioo-n't realize ; th«t 
in doing sp ho 'acknowledges hl.s- 
own rarroWne-,p of mind. In any : 
controversial' debet e the one who 
re sort 3 to insulting another; au- 
to mat ioally loses that .-an gum ent, 
even though he may nob realize 
this psychological fact*. If he 
w. a 3 sure of .Mmself he would be 
able to state his point without 
any hame-caliing which is child- 
ish, Before AFYCNi; reg^dleis who 
he lb can speak authoritatively on 
a subject he must first know all 
there is to know abouu lt Of 
course he's entitled to his own 

opi&tOtS provided he 
this privilege, J. 
head ot the FBI h a s 
wr i t i :: g an at y si s is 

— f*o A r» /* i\ 9 

mo i m. sr t " 
P-iy ahc'J 

dc esn't gbuse 
Edggr Hoover, 
said* ,r H and- 
most interesij*- 

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'XETTEF. 5'aO.v SXJDXtf* 

"My Frftend Irna Goes YJeet h 

is the title o"f a new pix 
I vj 8 V'i fori as most of you 

The a"<" 

the-rei 1 a .--•••;\-h^'/ Iraa.. la** Cape of 
?.i--.i .'. c.i , \iu-. decided to tDfipca t . p«i— 
araal *u3jd out ci ay ''.r.a !'/./n,-;. 
Vr' ev a & ?-;.:'•: a a On A- --c 3?iJ?era & 
Pcn^ef-* Lr the ll-a; V/r~I ,: ii FJEH* uf Jpfl. vlvj ha?a that laave 
Itncw that no one was Ta r .;/:ic'':c." py_ 
*l!&.? if re 7 /'.xa?kj abeui. iliiL-OV 
'.-"■•. flr.r. sjad insipid sentlE^Tta, 

Eddie iXa&d ^nt a. wonderful 1 otter 
to no "..'"o other toy ooPt filing 
Bjcuih c^t 'C.^.-U 1 t.'.ve aritiolaffl. which 
thought i»t i .i-J&ng '111 some parts, I 
BevisrthoLeaa spa" dialed, X quot<j 

"jfot: iiavo cnrao up to my 
-■0'3 oi'd 'have surprised 

exf. j '-t 



CCW vorui.tili'ty- 1'our 


Refslawing C\^."br_x r vrrota. "JN>r 
&2&<> pjrvo.'.'jw roj.y/j l onjjy this 
paper 'nut w.ii: articles of a acre 
Serious acrt 'will be Uced or:ce in a &, ! ' 

Tr:e titto of my editorial clearly 
S*":-:ted + -bt,t tho opitftof.L o::pres30d 
were personal; ay own, I waa kind 
enough to refrain from »nn&icnlng 
any nsnee, " Wasn't erXtl 3?ng p-sople 
but A; /c writing in ger,erai. e X w as 
trying to Si?* CpMEsSJOISVS CRCTI-, 
CI * in ;»r at T - e^p''r to arc. ae some . 
AJere from the?.;- lethtvgy? inspire 
others to creitiYltys iua*e ,v J> - 
writing b. proud literature of Its 
own Ina^iffi as ail escape for frus- 
trated writers; and last but not 
leaat gat the effect ar;d're3ponse I 
expected by »sing rather strong 
language, arou sing, controversial 
inter es"O c . 3o' there was no 
apology needed -but if you want to 
make an issue whero no issue exists, 
unlike the above title l s m .sure 
you know which direction you can go; 

All of you-Wsc have written me re 

the above situation a»d complimenting xhotigh *W output hasc't Leeu great 

oonsr.evrtf, oj onrrer.Tt papox-s ypb well 
w.-v.rtc?-/ , aa«srx.6lnlmj, 
coxunaa zxe e&frs&ii tn^ ■'hinys 
-ilit. ./i ^ro first road by Ajoro 
K«cj it up] T.t e.i-oura' r .efi the 
publi ai «r t c i c ai e spa •'.ii or p ap ar 
and. koa.-i' the irrlerost. oLlve r 
Eoej.1 Ui> you - " connects on A < T o 
af 1'sJ.r j ev«»n *.>oufdi. X nay not 
agree w' ih yovv ic btcs^a keep 
amateur a on their tees,,' 

"ainco writing the above I have 
reoedbed. tcday' s mail., Mrs., Moss 
wi'itns; '!,« Louis Martallo is 
the winner of tho I-E S3 K?M031iL 
MEDAC n ffill send It to hla when 1 
gei; It bock, after having his 
name enar&vsd oa ito'Lot mo be 
tho first t<> oougr&tulaia youi I 
had hopos that it would be a winnar 
but did net knew what Was entered 
by the Uatlori'iL "and Amorican^ 
Thanks for bringing tho hpn-jr to 
tho UNITED;," 

OOMrLMENTS, Very pleaded "over 
winning tho I© S3 GOLD SEMDSI'JL 

'MED/L. j.'t is the ouliciiiatldn uf my 
fir st year U\ .the OMXTSDo v^i.'. e 
f-aot alonei should provo to all 
men;b«!r3 that 1' ha^e.'vut been 3.dle P 

"•Boirt»ac voting for OFFIJt,AL EPIfiOK 

me on my outepokenn jss, TH*NK3; I 
won't give your r^jisn ao X feel any 
one who fed 8 .atrf^ngly anoufili about 
a thing ^.11 express, it jfilbliSELy. 
Also i rej-i^e thyo' s no v -;e draw- 
ing i-. o+hsra sold' csTSatl :g neo-Ueas 
quibblin.j.-, Bllt aSait" XFANE3 i LOT , 

I haV& be-^n nominated iiorg w? th % 

it- 3 bsQAiee 1 vo rt&n at ed mor 
or. • qu efi. :" * S r ath or th s3 cp SJ ti t.y 
Other q-uvy.ify_rg f a'tor,:>_fo" my 
being sleoted OFFICII LDi'.:'Ok aret 
a?, s»thor 0* lojr folio e, nave beei 
writing eiiiit* twslvej teen put, 
in over c5o n c igas , -n j< »' 




t<; ov.-oll or 

.on! fti :-r-.-.ool 

Ti,udl ed 

others for the csndicaoy of OF.'-'CiiL KjKSXB.iTlM &gJ[Si.E l'-r which X 

JEMTOS of UaPA. . .Tb'-s is a PUttL 
acknov;,©dgr5.r»j oi\ my aocej. tanoc- ^o 
run for this title. Ycu:.' support 
great.: y gppreaiated in thi.i, L«at 
EOR'.sor.e with i^ev icaa^, ffjUX£cS oon— 
vlco«ci»a foErj.'>sely arpreB&ed. r.ul 
sinfj i- o inter S3t in U^t-A ftr-wth oe 
CcarLtiata* lor 01-ft.Ci^l SKWOH,, X 
foc'j.,, Lnow I r^.u fill tfc.« bil'i., 
xr T win STLL get OjpA aaJtiov.»k 
pvbj'i •:■ c; . H«n n. nUii ep o 
r-ui on Ac -1 using 
l t . 4 ^,; mewbov '.^ T?-h. "-. J, 
i ,: * :;"V.I.:" r*arr.i 'd &.? 

have ay fto^rde oj 'Cortiilel Graphr 
An clyt'- c-nl 5 cy ;ho j.ogi sir " 

a ' - - 

otkjck .-'TTE^Earr-: *tt> activities are- 
Ata ai"' a*<i'.''j^ oottbeiat tax* hartog trtfci 
a nur."">er c;' priaec and writveii thai 
ai (^7 □'_>. e ooli'Baia on the subject; 
v.t.-A to r!i33 jJjU trtill do uudor th« 
lo jibJc? c? rA ; :-T-:' LE- (Frojn 5*-WCS to 

! - BLvv-r'!. v..<=; acoeyjred '.rto ^"i i-*'" »u 

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» August 1957. 

t Jy Irma Reitci 

_T h 1732 ¥. Walnut St., Milwaukee, Wis. 



BBiMBl l Hf «M»i l i»BII» l H i B»MI II »»»»»*»l l » ll * -O 


Well, folks, now that we've got ourselves 
a new " Manager", how's about ALL of us play- 
ing good "ball" to give Fill Ellis a Pennant 
Winning U.A.P.A. team this coming year? We 
CAN do it,' "if we all work together for the good of the United... 

I'd like to thank all the Generous Folks who donated their own 
"bit" toward Convention expenses. YoU may be sure your help was 
very much appreciated both by the Milwaukee "hosts" and our out of 

town Delegates. ,_ „»,»* 

you will get. Individual credit in The Man Sez, but I Did want 

to add my own personal Thank. You here. 

May I make a suggestion? •..■■' . .- ■ 

While I always enjoy seeing old friends and "regulars at our 
Conventions, I'm always a. wee bit .disappointed in NOT seeing many 
NET face*. LeVs try to change 'that. We all have our own "pen pals 
inU A.P^A. Why-na-t star t^JRIGHT NOW, to get the se_fr lends of yours 
interested in attending our next Convention, in Chicago? Ask them to 
plan their vacations accordingly - start "salting away" those dimes, 
and quarters - study road maps and train and bus schedules - and even 
(if need be) "cajoling" hubby or wife into a. "Convention going mood. 
It CAN be done, if you start "boosting" our next Convention early. ■ 
If each one of us could persuade just one person .-- look what a Kff 
attendance we could have, at the next Convention: And aron wonder- 
full experiences oven more so when we can share -them with a trlend? 

I know you are always anxious to hear 'about the folks who travel 
great distances to attend our Conventions - and I'm happy to toll you. 
about them. My greatest difficulty, .as always., is where to begin. 

Let's see— maybe I'd bettor begin with- The Busiest Man - none 
other than our new President, Bill Ellis!' ' ' A \. + + ^ «*«.«•, 

On Wednesday Night, Bill gave us a humorous skit about the adven- 
tures of himself and one .Eddie Daas while on a shopping "sproe which 
loft us all -''chuckling".. Later, wo persuaded. him to sing for us. His 
rendition of I Love You Truly and I Believe were truly enjoyed by all, 
oven though Bill protested that ho wasn't "In voice 'I: since ho had had 
no opportunity to :i tune up" for the event. ' »■ 

Thursday evening Bill presented an interesting lecture, with 
colored slides, on America's Underground Wonderland. We all had the 
sensation that Bill was leading us. by the. hand through cave after , 
cave as he pointed out all the marvels of another world - the Under- / 
ground .world : few of us had known much about until: Thursday evening. 

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F'ron Seasons color, Dane Nature sets the style. 
-" " Wearing "blue of Spring, wins one Sunner green; 
Until herself arrayed with a winning snile, 
Dressed in Autunn golden yellows sheen between 
Shaded ronantic tones of red and nellow brown, 
As welcone Indian Sunner carries on to hold 
And spread her glory over every field and town 
Awaiting Iving Winter's white velvet his queen enfold. 

No Bundles cane ny way for two nonths, caused ne to decide my 
nane was no longer on the nailing list, after two inquiries and no 
reply. - Made -ae— feel-X-fead- lost a, neap relation. -Then this week a 
Bundle arrived to ny very great joy. 

A card from Era Hartley fron the Convention told of the out-of 
-t owners being entertained at dinner by Eddie. But no news about 
the Election. Was glad to know she and Anne Wiestling could be there. 
And hope there were nany others to enjoy the interesting prcgrans 
provided for their entertainnent. GREEN MOUNTAIN CHEER was there in 
spirit all through the tine. 

Our deep sympathy and prayers go to those who live in the torna- 
do states and even those words are not enough to tenper the terrific 
loss of life and hones. 

While heat has been extreme in this section we are blessed with 
cool nights; which draws nany tourists to this state for that reason. 
My LAUREATE CONTEST list was nailed to the President within the 
given tine and quite a few came too late to be included. I- hope the. 
next RECORDER will send out a copy of LAUREATE RULES, that all. nay 
understand:, As it is a Contest for all to participate. 

Woodstock is greatly perturbed over what it calls the URBAN 
SPRAWL, which is a bit hard to define. And in a future paper will try 
to. write a short editorial on the account given in our local paper. 
It surely is worth giving attention and preventing uncontroled action. 


Sweet Sumner here, then gone again 
Before time to say where or when, 
Your beauty cones to grace each day 
If you could only longer stay. 




The United Amateur Press Association 
is a nation-wide, non-political, non-profit, 
non-sectarian organization of amateur 
writers, poets, editors, printers and pub- 
lishers who are engaged in journalism and 
its branches as a hobby. 

The UAPA was organized on Septem- 
ber 2, 1895, in Philadelphia, by Edward H. 
Weigel of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Ira 
Reely and Edward Harrison of Baltimore, 
Maryland; Charles W. Heins of New York; 
and William H. Greenfield of Philadelphia. 

The Association endeavors to unite fra- 
ternally all amateur journalists to enable 
members to place their writings and pub- 
lications before an interested readership 
of fellow Ajayers and to encourage mem- 
bers in literary work and the printing ort. 

Dues are $1.00 a year and membership 
benefits include subscription to UNITED 
AMATEUR, facilities of the mailing and 
manuscript bureaus, right to vote and hold 
office, submit work for Laureate certifi- 
cates and the privilege of receiving the 
journals of fellow amateur journalists. 

Membership is open to anyone, old or 
young, who is interested in editing, pub- 
lishing, printing, writing, or contributing 
to an amateur journal. Those interested in 
joining UAPA should write to the secre- 
tary or the Editor for Application Blanks 


Edward F. Daa3, Editor 
545 North 19th Street, Milwaukee 3, Wisconsin 

August I957 



The following is the result of 
the election, held at the annual 
convention in Milwaukee July 26th 

Wm. Wallace. Ellis* 
Ann K. ".Vies i ling 

Maud Curtis* 
Virginia A. Hahn 

Nona D. Spath* 

Anthony' Zoubek* 

Necessary to a choice 77 


Second Ballot 











To approve the action of the •Ex- 
ecutive Board's refusal to accept 
the renewal of the 'membership of 
Mary Lavinia Silvia. 





Action ved by the members. 


Mirabile dictu. The June Bun- 
dle replete with glowing announce- 
ments of the Milwaukee convention 
reached me (via first class mail) 
on AUGUST 3rd! But alas, our in- 
vitations with alluring announce- 
ments of convention plans, came 
long, long afber the delegates had 
left for their homogj 

The' failure of the mailing of 
the June Bundle was, without a 
doubt, partially to blame for the 
small attendance. It was just one 
of the. many things which went -aw- __ 
ry after the convention had been 
changed from St. Louis. 

In other years wo contacted the 
prospective hosts of the conven- 
tion entertainers as much as a 
year in advance and this year we 
had about eight weeks to plan the 
entertainment program* 

With such a short tlmo to get 
in touch with those people, we 
were fortunate in getting the in- 
vitation from the Pabst Brewery 
for the Get Acquainted evening at 
the Sternewirt. At the Historical 
Society we learned that the Lake 
Shore Museum was being renovated 
during July. The TV station had 
to be contaoted months in advance 
and the TelphQne Company had dis- 
continued its interesting tours 
for the summer. -Then too, wo had 
been told that the now Momorial 
Center would not bo ready until 

However, the 'hardest work for 
a Convention Chairman is to get 
members to make reservations for 
the banquet early. If oach mem- 


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"<£anfu.i in \Dxamitu" 

NO. 6 1953 NOVEMBER 


HE SEASON for turkey u at 
We all have much to be thank' 
ful for. We can be thankful for the pros' 
perity and the national tradition that is 
responsible for our having a Thanksgiving 

We can be thankful that we are here * 
' in America. Never has a nation been 
so fortunate in its economy, its political 
system, and its opportunities. Unlimited 
opportunities exist for individual progress 




Section 1-Life membership. in the United Amateur Press Ass 

shall be available ■ to all members of this association afii 

been member for three years. . 

Section 2-Dues for life membership Twenty-five" Dollars. 

Section 3~The dues collected from life memberships shall 'be put into 

a special account by the Treasurer, This account may be drhv/ft or > 

annually by the Association in ,an amount not .to exceed one dollar 

per life member for the year,, except by., unanimous' vote of the 

Executive Board. .': . .•.■■•• 

Add an additional paragraph to; ART, I CLE II: Section' 51 
(B)-The provisions of y (A) in. regards .to- .the term of the office of 
the Secretary shall stand suspended and the present Secretary, Edward 
F. Daas shall be given life tenure in office., Upon the resignation, 
death, or removal of Edward P, Daas,, this section shall be null and 
void and all provisions of Section 5 (A) will be observed. 

Add an additional to ARTICLE 'II. Sect ion 6: 

(B) The provisions of Section 6 (A) in regard to the term of office 
of the Treasurer shall stand suspended and the present Treasurer, 
Grace Moss Weitman, shall be given life. tenure t in pfficei Upon the 
resignation, death, or removal of Grace Moss Weitman this section 
shall be null and void and all provisions of Section 6 (A) will be 
observed. • • 

* ■«■ * * * 

PLEASE study these amendments carefullyand discuss them in your pa- 
pers and letters - then vote on them when you receive your ballots 
in June. These amendments were proposed by Lawrence L. Doucette, Jr., 
Judy Steele and Alfred Durattl. • 

# • # # # . 



The annual convention of the United Amateur Press Association will be 
held July 19th to the 22nd in the Henry Hudson Hotel, 355 West' 57th 
Street, New York City. 

There. will be an informal Get r Acquainted meeting at the Henry Hudson 
Hotel on the evening before the convention opens. 

There will be business sessionsat 10 A.M. on Thursday and Friday. ■ 
There will be. a sightseeing trip on Friday 'afternoon. The Thursday 
afternoon program, to be announced. 

A literary program is being arrqnged for Thursday night at the Hotel 
in which delegates -will take part. If you 'have anything to offer for 
this program, write Grace Moss Weitman. 

Friday evening, a television show, at of the broadcasting stations. 
Saturday .morning at 10 A.M. the convention of the United Amateur Press 
Association Alumni will be held at. the Hotel. If you have been a mem- 
ber of the Alumni and : have not renewed, will you please send ; in your 
renewal, hleo any suggestions you may have to put the Alumni on a 
firmer basis . 

Saturday at noon there will be the annual Memorial luneheoh'at -the 
hotel. The afternoon will be f reef or sightseeing or theatre going:, 
Saturday at 6:30 •» the annual joint banquet of the: U.A.S.A. -and' Alumni. 


A United Amateu 
Irma Schmidt, Editor 
£852 - North 79th. St. 


Qj^ I A/VO 
.eur PrSsa Assoc. Pub. 

Milwaukee 10, Wis. 
Summer Edition 



Two wrongs have never made a right 
Nor hatred an injustice heal; 
Retaliation swayed by might 
Can all our human virtues steal. 

If some one does a wrong to me 
And I return in same amount 
I am no better then than he, 
Whet cause have I his faults to cou 

What do I gain if to some wrong 
I add another one beside 
To prove that I am right and strong? 
The wrongs are only multiplied. 

So too: the nations of the earth 
This everlasting truth must learn 
Before they hope to prove their worth 
Or right to peace on earth would earn. 

Macie Bar tie tt 



Here is good news for all the people who wanted to 
enter our contest and just haven't gotten around to it yet. 
We are going to extend the deadline to OCTOBER 1. 1957. So-o 
get busy and get your entry written and mailed. We have re- 
ceived a number of very fine entries to date. In case you've 
forgotten let me repeat the rules. 

Sub.ject: Ti me Is A Place . 

PROSE ONLY Story, essay, or narrative 

Poetry will not be considered. 
(Neither the time or the ability to judge 

poetry- sorry) 
Word limit P.00 or less 

First prize: Roget's Thesaurus in dictionary 

form- given by Florence Cox. 

Second prize: Book given by Irma Schmidt. . 

Now let us hear from you real soon. Remember vours_ can 
be the winning entry. Good luck to all. 

Irma Schmidt 



JANUARY IWilfUlT fl-l&M 1911. 

Founded in 1937 for- the' advancement of amateur journalism. 

* » * * * 

After a thorough investigation in and out of the records the 
Greenfield-Metropolitan Area Committee is pleased to report that 
twelve months, attained a publishing record which entitled it to 
be called the nation's number ONE amateur press association. In the 
1339-40 administration, there were 80 good sized amateur papers ±kkx 
sxxS published with 230 issues. 

The UAPA standing has never been seriously threatened ever since 
it reared its head above all other amateur press groups and took its 
place permanently as leader in the hobby of amateur journalism. Dur- 
ing 1939-40, under pood leadership it. was challenged even less than 
ever before. The facts are established; the record is there so that 
anyone may examine it. And indications point to the fact that the 
'United' has not yet reached its peak in publishing activity. 

Nevertheless a deplorable campaign has been instituted within 
recent years by 'certain' members of other press groups attempting 
to woo United members away from active writing and publishing and 
bribing them into an organization whose main activity seems to be a 
valiant attempt to prolong the life of a weak, tottering, Tower of 

We plan to mince no words with the men who are responsible for 
this subversive activity. Later on in the report we will name them. 
So from now on, their methods and policies publicized, these men may 
expect to make even less progress with their puny efforts among 
UAPA members. 


Let's look at a few FACTS; some of them worth REPEATING. 

FACT M0.1. - A group of ex-presidents of the National Amateur 
Press Ass'n. led by George Trainor and Vincent Haggerty et al have 
endeavored in the past to make inroads in the United and corral its 
members for their own 'organization'. 

FACT NO. 3.- Trainor and Haggerty planned to disrupt United 
conventions in New York and Chicago in past years, and seduce members 
away from the UAPA in the attendant confusion. 

FACT NO. 3.- Vincent Haggerty backed George Kay (now of AAPA) fiar 
for the office of secretary of United. Beaten in the election Kay 
promptly formed the American APA and belied the democracy of the 
organization by instaling HIMSELF president over the votes of his 
me-rbers who hadn't elected him. (Incidentally, what ever became of 
Kay's American Amateur Writers League of 1935?) ?. 

FACT NO. 4.- Financial support of a particular rebel movement 
within United ranks had been forthcoming from these men. 

FACT NO. 5. -The AAPA is the result of one of these rebel move- 
ments and their progressiveness and individuality is limited to the 
progressiveness and individuality of a.ny group formed for the parti- 
cular purpose of attempting to destroy what it itself upholds — in 
this case organized amateur journalism. 

FACT NO. 6- That the NAPA compiled the amazing total of ONE 
official organ and ONE mailing with THREE papers during the 1939-40 
publishing season. &XXXX& 

FACT" NO. 7- That the AAPA continually clutters its Trail publi- 
cized bundles with throw-aways and mail-order advertisements; so 
much so, that members of this group are complaining (See American 


from the American and National APAs will begin very shortly. 
How these groups can hope to keep members interested in their clubs 
with so little activity apparent is rather puzzling to a normal hu- 
man being (unless they intend to have 'just correspondence clubs'). 
It goes without saying that any amateur journalist worth his salt 
would promptly divorce himself from 6uch a practice of chicanery as 
practiced by leaders of the National and American. After the first 
charm of investigation is over and the publishing season gets under 
way it must be difficult to resign ones self to the fact that gab- 
fests and publicity can take the place of actual activities designed 
to promote amateur journalism. In our book, journalism means SITING. 

The Committee goes on record as boldly naming three of the men 
T-ho are distributing National and American applications to UAPA mem- 
bers and promising REAL publishers and REAL writers the shelter of a 
house 'built on sand'. (Others will be named later). 

(n^xt pa';i'/ . 

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U. A. P. A. *ar 



The Chinese say that "one picture is worth 
10,000 words"; so look at the above picture and ponder it 
in your hearts. Deity never intended marriage to become a 
hypocritical endurance contest. It should be a mutual com- 
panionship which becomes exquisitely precious as the ma- 
turing lovers travel hand- in-hand down the slopes of time 
toward the vesper-tide of life. How soon will an awaken- 
ed clergy revise its wedding ritual to "I now pronounce 
you 'pals' for as long as you both shall live", instead of 
the legalistic phraseology of "man and wife"? 

What blessings and veritable transformations 
might result if every couple would snuggle close in a big 
arm-chair and read aloud the promises once made before 
God at the marriage altar. How long has it been since 
YOU have done this very thing? Be good sports: try it; I 
dare you! This is St. Valentine's Day: let's use it! 


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Love is a marvelous event in the life of anyone; and is 
supposed to be the one legitimate basis for that supreme ex- 
perience of romance, namely courtship - a heady succession 
of dinner dates, flowers, wooing, and compliments. 

This period of wooing (regardless of subsequent conduct 
after marriage) is hardly a time for the impatient swain to 
indulge in temperamental tangents, resort to insults, engage 
in name-calling, or to criticize either the perspective bride 
or her favorite relatives. Any such display of immature, ad- 
olescent asininity would assuredly prejudice any self-respect- 
ing fiancee against pledging her troth to such an egocentric 
and inconsiderate suitor. Certainly such outrageous deportment 
would neutralize and nullify any favorable impressions which 
should otherwise accrue by reason of his obvious generosity. 
She could not escape the sobering conclusion that his present 
conduct was an evidence of what she must expect from him 
after marriage; and that such a union would prove foolhardy 
for her. Thus far I believe that every member in the "Unit- 
ed" will agree with me! (Read it over again, carefully!) 

I have been presenting a parable for your illumination; 

to wit: 

Like a beautiful and desirable maiden, the consent of the 
"United" is being wooed for marriage to the Alumni Associ- 
ation. During the Boston Convention last August we were all 
wined and dined - with courtship in mind, of course. And we 

were rather impressed. BUT at the banquet all present 

were both shocked and mortified by the unwarranted public a- 
buse which was flung at our beloved secretary and hard-work- 
ing mailer. The following day, during a sight -seeing trip, all 
on the bus were subjected to self-justifying recitals of that 
disgusting episode. Frankly, we were prejudiced by such con- 
duct, and find ourselves confronted with similar doubts as the 
hypothetical fiancee discussed above. Personally, we feel that 

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u U. A. P. A. K'*" 7 


may, 1952 


Getting out monthly papers is no picnic: 
If we print jokes, people say we are silly; 
If we don't, they say we are too serions. 
If we clip from other papers. 
We are too lazy to write something ourselves; 
If we don't, we are stuck on our own stuff. 
If we stick close to the job all day, 
We should be out scouting news; 
If we do get out and try to hustle, 
We ought to be on the job in the office. 
If we don't print contributions, 
We don't appreciate true genius; 
If we do, "the paper is filled with junk!" 
If we correct a fellow's write-up, 
We are too critical; 
If we don't, we are asleep. 
Now, like as not, some one will say 
We swiped this from some other paper. 


The head editor of a national magazine has re- 
quested a copy of "ECHOES" for last December (1951), for 
his personal study. To our chagrin, there is 'nary a copy 
to be had. Kind reader, can you spare a copy; that is - if 
two or more members in your home received copies, could 
you spare one? Please pass the mistletoe! Thanks! 


^UtBOKta: <i$tattse of ilfe .JKMSias, 
315 Clmian ^tveet, JJfinfclay, <©ijto. ?&.&.gi. 



This is Volume 1: Number 10: February 1952 


United Amateur 
Press Association 

A. H, * AKMER. Editor-Publisher P O. BOX 298. BKOWNSVIUE, TENN. 

A. H. Farmer 


Sigh, bitter winter wind 
Cross hill and vale so cold and gray, 
Where autumns sun shown 
On a flaming yesterday. 
Now only a memory — a thing long past, 
Gone but not forgotten — tho time erased 
The fragrant rose — the dew kist grass 
And autumns bright memory is now embraced, 

— Arthur Farmer 


When winter winds moan and pine trees groan 
And you settle down with a book newly found 
To pass the winter evening away 
The fast flying snow covers the town. 

While the hearthside's blight thru the long cold night 
And you sigh a long sigh for the summer gone by 
Remember when for the chill north wind 
You felt like you could cry. 

When bfteak winds call and snow-flakes fall 

I'll think of you tonight 

As you dream sweet dreams and landscape scenes 

Are softly growing white. 

When you wake in the mora in a day new-bom 
And the countryside's silent and white 
You'll forget then that the bitter winter wind. 
Had bade you a frosty good .night. 

Then later in the day the clouds get gray 
And once again the frigid north wind 
Sifts the flying snow-flakes along their way 
While the kiddies with their sleds shout and grin. 

— Arthur H. Farmer. 

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Published Monthly 3y John J t Quigley, 
dispute going in inside the United 
regarding the status of the AlumM. 

We do not know anything except what 
we have gathered from reading the 
last bundle. 

We feel that the question is a . 
vital one, however, to the member- 
ships of both groups. 

We , at the present time, are 
impartial. We do not know the full 
facts of the case so, therefore, we 
shall not render a deceeion at this 
time. When all the facts a re pre- 
snted, then and only then do we feel 
that, in all fairness to both sides 
of the question, would we be capable 
of deciding. 

We are not Hedging. Those who 
knwo us know that when we have heard 
Jboth sides and have decided that one 
course or the other would be the best 
for tee future of AJ — we shall voice 
our opinon in no uncertain terms. 

Buth here is the point we want 
to make. Most members of the United, 
and probably of the Alumni also, are 
a s much in the dark on this vital 
topic as is your editor. That is not 

right *We thmhkg both factions should 
present their cases through the med- 
ium of the monthly bundle— or some 
other way — and then let a decesion 
be made. 

We do not mean we want a mud- 
slinging campaign" to take place in 
the ~hundle— far from it. But let 
us have the facts. Let us Jjq know 
just what is what and then let us 
judee like fair, intelligent people — 
which all members of the United should 


What is the sense of the vague, 
meaninless hints which both sides are 
putting out? They just cloud the 

picture more* . 

Maybe I T m sticking my neck out, 
nt I for one w a nt to know what the 
ftcts are before I make any decesion. 

" In understand a committee is 
working on this problem. This comm- 
ittee, if I am not misinformed, has 

? m report Of b?ck h a?^ne 8 B^SonSnfion 
ln L ?hatc E oIm 9 ittee was appointed last 
„+ +w Roston convention, it 


69 Fays Aye nee, Lynn, Massachusetts 
and let there be a vote cast on 
this matter. That's the American 
Anyhow, give light and the 
people will act. 

In no offensive way we say 
once more- — I hope someone 
on both sides will take the 
earliest possible opportunity 
to present the merits of the 

case to the membership. 

That's not exactly an or- 
iginal statement, but it 
certainly is a tarue one. 

It seems that the Boston 
convention was just over — 
and here it is late April 
all ready. 

Why before any of us 
— realize what has happened: ,- 
the los Angeles convention 
will be upon us . 

So if you are planning to 
attend, start saving your 
pennies and making your 
plans now. It is getting 



what a pleasure it is to 
receive cards, letters 
and papers from all the 
fine people in the UAPA. 

To get letters, however, 
you must write them— -"To 
have a friend you must be 
a friend." 

So sit down now. Take pen 
in hand — and write that 
long overdur letter to some 
publisher, writer or fellow 
member. Encourage him. 
Offer constructive criti- 

Write what you Mke — but 
write . 

Remfember, if you don't 
write — your wron?f 

Saying farewell antil we 
meet again next month I 
remain.. * . . 

Anril . 10"=;?- 


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NUMBER 1 MAY 19^2 


BUREAU was appointed by 
our President, Mr, -Wm. 
Wallace Ellis, for the 
purpose of helping and 
encouraging writers and 
would-be writers among 
the membership. Due to 
personal difficulties, 
the chairman, Mrs. Mar- 

f1l ? ft rrff garet Larson, is unable 
1\ l> ii l> *° assume her post at 

this 'time | hence the de- 
• : . »'■ - - lay in -getting our Bul- 
letins to you. However, from how on- We hope td.'issue regular messa- 
ges 'which we trust "will be of 'dome assistance to you. Marie Hand, of 
Akron, Ind, , and Helen E> Middle ton, 29 Langarth St-,, London, Ontario, 
Canada, are the' other members bf the Bureau. Inquiries may be address- 
ed to either. 

I'll THE -BEGINNING : -Mn discussing the- ^elusive yet fascinating craft of 
writing, it seems to mo that the logical place to start would be at 
the beginning. Regardless of what you write, "it : assuredly' must- begin. 
So-,- to- stimulate your creative efforts-, I hereby -of fer an autographed 
copy of my book of poems, "Drumbeats Through Your Dreams", to the 
three best 5>00"-word short-short stories beginning with either of the 
following sentences, received at my address, as above, within 30 days 
of 'your receipt of this Bulletin. '-" ■■ ',-'' 

CONTEST .-i Type or write legibly on one aide ■•of paper only. Please en- 
close stomped, self-addressed envelope if return of MSS is desired. 
Winners .'will be submitted to the UiA, P. A. Manuscript Bureau unless 
otherwise requested by author. Strive for vitality, clearness and o- 
motional appeal in your writing. Excellent training for you] Here are 
the beginnings of your piece: - 

1. Stella Drayton leaned her young elbows on the counter of the so- 
da bar and let her violet eyes cloud with dreams as she thought 
of Pete Duval's goodnight kiss.' • " 

2. "I'm asking for a divorce, Candy, and I want an answer.'" Steve's 
blue eyes were bright with dbcision as he faced his wife across 
the breakfast table. .- '-' 

3. . Murk was thick along the waterfront as the "Cynthia M" eased in- 

to her berth. "About time!" Slash Cochrane muttered, ' dousing a 
cigarette. "This cargo's hot, boysj Gotmovin'. , , , n 

DEPARTMENT - It is my intention to conduct a "Questions f n Answers" 
feature in every issue of the Bulletin. (It is planned to issue the 
Bulletin quarterly. ) You are to supply the questions. Anything per- 
taining to writing on which you would like advice. I'll do my best to 
supply the answers, as I interpret them, and if I'm stumped I'll do 

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A J 2 U II II 

9 5 

Helen E. Middleton,- 
317 Exmouth Street 
Sarnia Ontario Canada 


Marie Hand, 

Akron, Indiana, U.S. 

May I make something clear to the membership at the outset of 
issuing this new series of Bulletins? The Editorial Guidance Bureau was insti- 
tuted by Wm Wallace Ellis when he was president of the U A.PJU. He appointed 
Mrs, Margaret Larson as chairman, with Marie Hand and I as co-workers. For personal 
reasons, Mrs* Larson declined the post. Bill Ellis then made me chairman, and Marie 
has competently and helpfully worked with me since that time. 

We receive no money of any kind from our efforts, which are freely 
given to the membership for what they're worths We take care of our own stationery, 
ribbons, stamps, etc., as best we can. We endeavor to give what help is within our 
power to any member who asks for it. We've been' favored with many MSS for perusal 
and criticism; we've conducted contests; have written copy faithfully for the Bulle- 
tin, trying in every way possible by the free use of our time and what talents we've 
been blessed with to help anyone we can in the-P A.P.A. 

Your president, George Boehme, has mimeographed the Bulletin free 
of charge all last year, and has offered to do„so this year, Marie and I cannot 
afford to pay for this work; and if the membership wants the Editorial Guidance 
Bureau Bulletin to continue publication, then there must be a fund established to 
cover costs, or else your president must continue to carry the load. 

Whether or not the Bureau continues is for the executive and member- 
ship to decide i If for any reason it is felt wiser that it be dispensed with, then 
by all means let's drop the whole thing. Neither Marie or I intend to carry on ; givin 
perhaps more time than you'd imagine, if anyone at all considers the Bureau a burden 
foisted willy-nilly upon the Association. Your comments will be appreciated, either 
to us or to the President* I think you can understand our position. 

Incidentally, I have never received the July Bundle and do not ex- 
pect to, with the result that I knew nothing of Convention results, and it was ne- 
cessary for me to write the President and Secretary direct before I found out what, 
if anything, had been done about the Bureau, including who'd been appointed current 
chairman. I realize this was an incident that couldn't be helped by our Executive, 
but the delay in notifying me of what was expected explains the late publication of 
this issue. Our President has asked that it appear quarterly, so the next .Bulletin 
should be out (unless it is decided to c ancel it completely) for one of the Winter 

Thanks to all -who have so kindly and helpfully written to me. Once 

things settle down and I know we're going to do, I'll try bo issue a much more 

helpful Bulletin than this J but I felt it was high time the membership at large under 

stood the behind-the-scenes circumstances in connection with our efforts a Sorry to 

have to dun you for cards and letters so soon, but— if you wa nt, the Bu lletin; Kyite 

your President! -.' „ -, - %J. ,, n . 

- ~He±en E. Middle ton 



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No. 345 Merry Christmas 1953 

Soft in the silent shadows of the night 
My heartache crooned its sunless song 
to little lonelinesses threaded tight 
within white whispers of a stoic' s song. 
I trembled in the shelter light of -stars 
and dared but only glance at snow-masked 

imprisoned by the night 1 s cloud twisted 

and whispered hope that morning would 

come soon. 
White whispers shivered at the silver 

that sunrise flung to rip the veil at 

and shattered frozen fetters of my fear 

. • » . 
■nd freed white whispers from the trob- 

bing thorn! 

Anthony Cama 

OfakfcixzA CfAj&fiazoA 

Dear Friends: 

Since those wonderful days in Milwaukee in July we have planned to send 
out a paper to express our appreciation of the hospitality. The United occupies an 
enviable position when it comes to publishing (and we know whose hard work is re- 
sponsible!) so I feel the paper would be lost in the shuffle. I've felt I could do 
the United more service if I conserve my energy for the inevitable slump, but it is 
beginning to look as if that slump isn't as inevitable as I expected. 

Those who miss conventions miss half the fun of belonging. We can feel 
our kinship through the media of letters and papers, but until you have enjoyed the 
fellowship of a convention you do not realize how rewarding is your membership. We 
urge all of you who can, to attend the convention in Kansas City next summer. If 
you happen to live in New England and feel Kansas City is too far, why not come up 
to the National Amateur press Association convention in Portland, Maine over July 
3, k & 5? You will meet many United members who vail be delighted to see you: our 
lovely first lady, Grace Moss, Wallace Tibbetts, B b Kunde, Sesta & Clele M a thei- 
sonj Brauner J. Ostergaard may well be present with a new bride; Edv. H. Cole will 
be there if he does not make his western trip; probably Alma Weixelbaum, as she 
never misses. And, of course, Mart and I, as I'm Chairman of it. I'd love to hear 
from any of you in the vicinity, and hope for the chance to meet you. 

In reminiscing about the Milwaukee convention there are so many high 
spots that it is hard to be brief. Meeting the members, for the first time or 
again, was the real pleasure. The Milwaukee group alone would be worth making 
the trip for, but when you add the Ira Reeleys, Bill and faster Lily Ellis, Pearl 
Thomas^ Belle Mooney, Olive Roberts, Edith Ericson, Clyde and Suisse Noel, Gustave 
Kiss, Louis Brechler, Sonia Davis, and others mentioned above or maybe overlooked 
in the rush, anyway, it makes the trip Very Necessary for Happiness! -over- 

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Volume 1; Euriber 30 

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Terre Haute, Indiana 

August 25th, 1953 

P£4CF-/¥f COA/VF/V 




PRESIDENT: Larry J. ITotman, 
RED 2, Bos 14, Waupaca, 
sey, 400 1T.W. Horth River 
Drive, Miami 36, Florida. 
r SECRETARY: Miriam 3. Campbell, 
tr£2> Ulvah, Kentucky. 

OEPICIAL EDITOR: William Malone, 342 South 
?2nd Street, Terre Haute, Indiana. 

AG^iif-E-TY KAH&fllSt: -C eo g- sc I -n&eilxy" 5^14- 

Grove, Borwyn, Illinois. 

MA1TUSCEIPT MAITAGPE: Archio Walker, Drawer 
2219, Seattle 11, Washington. 

RECORDER: Mrs. Princes Lovoll, l?o4 S.B. . 
Tacoma, Portland 3,' Oregon. 

MUST..: Walt 0. Werner, Route 1, 3o;; 122, 
Kenosha, Wisconsin. 

DIRECTORS: Pred C. Eichin, Pari E. Heir, 
Art Rake straw, Ed Tevis, and Emerson 
Duerr; 2258 Ho. Maplewood, Chicago 47; 
Route 2, Bos 88, Mill Spring, Eorth Car- 
olina; Box 456, Danville,. Illinois; 3ox 
400, Richmond, Kentucky; and: 262 Myrtle 
Avenue, Elmhurst, Illinois. 

REGISTRY BDBSA.TJ MAEAGER (subject to action 
by Board): Charles llelson, Routo 1, 
Bound Mountain, Alabama. 

tion "by Board): Harvey A. Bailoy, 1 6 1 
Harbor Stroet, Glencoo, Illinois. 

1954 C0ITVE1TTI01T CITY: Minneapolis, Minne- 
sota. Chairman: Mrs. Iris Tavomior, 40- 
37 - 17th Avenue South, Minneapolis 7. 

Anita B. Eirkscy, ckaiman; 
D.Z. C-ourman, 7121 California Avenue, 

Seattle 6 , Washington, assoc. chairman. 
Leslie Darvas, swiftcct chairman, 11907 

Marne, Avenue, Cleveland 11, Ohio. 

(See OPPICBES, page two.) 

By a Messenger Special Correspondent 

Larry Hotman and a majority of the 
Messenger candidates in the 1953 UAPAA e- 
lection were endorsee 1 by the Chicago Con- 
vention August 20-23.' 

The outstanding issues dividing the 
Association were resolved without con- 

Besides the election of officers, the 
Convention adopted seven constitutional 
amendments proposed a year ago by Paul 3, 

u iia-uiTnaii of the Convention and t *r~e 
laureate ,uidges Pred C. Eichin announced 
the winners of the 1953 laureate contest. 
They are: 

Publishing: William Malono, U.W.SP. 

Story: Mrs. Campbell, "Pircbrand." 

Essay: William '^^J >* , fe^'. ' /•• 
Wallace 311 is, £, ?%. A -' -y, ',- ;■>-. /»^\ \ 
"Happiness." Z ^S^g (k* rffe §* 

Poem: Anita R. "' 7J«U«M^> vV^ 
Eirksey, "Susan." ' ** f l^*^ 

Articles: Larry iTotman, "One Special 

Honorable Mention for Humor to Walt 0. 
Werner . 

The ballot tabulations, on the basir 
of the Werner ballots, which were admitted 
"withoiit prejudice" by the Messenger 
group, follow'. 





Larry ITotman. . . . 




Iris Tavornier. . .- 



Edward Geary. . . . 




Walt C. Werner. . . 




Anita R. Zirkscy, . 



- ;• 

Win; Wallace Ellis . 



Edward Geary. . . . 




Miriam 3. Campboll. 




(Sec ELECTI01T, page two.) 

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Be Active! Publish) 

dumber 32 

Terre haute, Indiana 

Octo ber 31, 1953 

D.Z/Courman Announces 1953-54 Gonfei^ jAN|1 

g l uopy 19 





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IP ;■. 

I.Z. Gourman has an- 
nounced that he Will of- 
fer-.'^, a $25 U.S. savings 
bond to the 
winner of 

p 5 ' his 1953-5^ 
literary honor 
roll contest. 
Every member of 
the UAPAA is eli- 
^gible to compete. 

G-ourman will welcome 
additional prizes for the 

The sole judge will be 
Mr . Gourman . 

The winner of the award 
will be selected on the 
basis of the following 
point system: 

Six (6) points for each 
printed paper of at least 
four pages sent' through 
the bundle. Three (3) 
points will be given for 
these papers less than h 
pages; two (2), if less 
than two pages. . 

Pour (if) points for 
each mimeographed paper cf 
at least two pages sent 
through the bundle. 

One (l) point for each 
article published in any 
paper sent through the bun- 

One (l) point for each 
round robin letter sent to 
at least five members be- 
sides Mr. Gourman. 

As of October 23rd, the 
standings were: 

William Malone 13 

W. ¥. Ellis 12 

Wilfried Myers 6 

3d Tevis 6 

Anita Kirksey 6 , 

nai Kortn is new seer 

Make This Program 

Year Ajoy Program 

For November 

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During the menth 
Eovember I shall: 

1. Prop a postcard 
the publisher of each 
the journals in this bun- 
dle. . .today. 

2. Send one manuscript 
to the manuscript bureau 
each week. 

3. Contribute to the 
mailing and official or- 
gan funds whenever possi- 

k. Co-publish with an- 
other UAPAA member. 

E. P. Uitte 
Charles ITelson 
Pred C. Eichin 
Iris Tavernier 




The 1953-5^ literary 
honor roll contest is new 
underway. Se active! 

It really pays to be 
active in the UATAofA. 





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With the resignation of 
re-elected secretary Miriam 
3. Campbell due to personal 
reasons, President L.J. Hot- 
man has appointed JEaro'ld 
Earth, 6 East Ch.*/icago 
Avenue, Apt. 10, /■ ...„ 
Chi cag 11 , /JV { ; ..." ,' 
Illinois, to //X 
the post. « S. 

In his h \ 

monthly u ( 
report, Eorth listed the 
balance received from Sec- 
retary Campbell as $8.90. 
Dues from Elwood Tenzer, Sa- 
die Cumnings, Ali E. Janran, 
E.P. I'itte, IZaren Uitte, 
Harold Morth, and James Gui- 
nane were listed. The only 
donation listed in his re- 
pork was five dollars from 
President Eotman. 

The October report list- 
ed expenditures of S^-.OO 
for secretary's supplies 
and S5. 00 for mailing ex- 

Bills due were to the 
printer of the official or- 
gan, P.P. MclTamee, $13-50; 
and to Warner Print Service, 
$21.75 for 1500 envelopes, 

A deficit of some eight 
dollars was foreseen. 

(Continued, p. 2- — 2) 

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Aug. 19— Wed! 

Left Minneapolis on the Hiawatha train 12:30 P.M. Had tuna-fish 
salad sandwiches and peanut cookies, llarcie played with Tommy and Judy. Arr- 
ived in Chicago at 7:15 P.M., had chicken salad sandwich, potato salad and rhu- 
barb pie at Harvey Cafe, the food was terrible. Took two busses to the HcCormieh 
Y.W.CA. and are staying in Eoom 557- Took a shower and to ted at 9:30- 

Aug. 20 — Thurs> 

Arose at 7- Had breakfast at Xrikerson's - prunes and coffee — 
no good. On two busses to M-S18 H. Ilenard, llarcie got sick. Visited the Dom- 
browsky's- It was grand to see Estelle again and their nice family and new baby. 
Had a fine lunch there. Downtown shopping, Harcie bought a bill-fold and we got 
a few souvenirs- Back to Hotel at 5 and wrote a few cards. To lawson Y.M., had 
supper — fruit and vegetable salads, rolls, blueberry pie. Fred Eichen and Brau- 
ner Ostergaard were there. Met Harold Korth, then Geo. Indelli and his girl 
friend Helen came. Back to Hotel at 9 P.M. 

Aug. 21—Pri: 

Had breakfast at Wyman's — prunes, corn-bread. To the morning meet- 
ing, Rakestraw's from Danville came in. Out to Stanley He Is on 1 3 place, saw 
their lovely home and 3 nice children, had a cup of coffee. Bought Marcie an 
accordian- Had lunch at Bungalow Grill — hamburgers. To Riverview Park, it was 
24 day and Harcie and I went on 10 rides. Had popcorn, hot dogs. Back to Hotel 
at 6 P. II. and rested. To a restaurant next to drug store, had shrimp and vege- 
table salad — it was a gyp. To park, watched T-V at Y.W. and took a bath. 

Aug. 22— Sat: 

Up late. Had oatmeal, prunes, bacon and toast at Y.M. Bob Kunde 
was at meeting, met Superman — Rollo Gilmore. Went shopping at Woolworth's, 
back to hotel. Had lunch again at Y.M. — fruit salad plate, Harcie had soup and 
grape juice. Walt Werner arrived. He gave llarcie 5<¥- Brauner drove us to Swan 
Surn<iuists place, visited with him. I treated them all to a fancy sundae. To 
Banquet at Y.H., had chicken, creamettes, beets, Boysenberry pie. To Auditorium. 
Paul Pross performed, Ilrs . Ciancio played the mouth-organ, Harcie sang "Oh Where, 
oh where." Zonetta, Sandra, Doreen and Charleen, all little girls from Chicago, 
sang "How Much is That Doggie in the Window." Had a "Name the States" contest. 
Paul Pross got 1st place, Brauner got 2nd and Mrs. Ciancio and Helen (George's 
girl friend) tied for 3rd. With Hr. Dombrowski and his darling 3 oldest girls 
to the drug store along with the Chicago girls and I treated them all to 
double cones. Walt walked with us back to the Y.W- and gave me the book - 
"Tomorrow We Reap" as first prize for the most points. 

Aug. 23 — Sun: 

Had bacon, eggs and toast at B.G. Brauner had begged us all week 
to stay over Sun- and he would take us around to meet 3 friends. When I called 
him he said other things had come upl So we did the best we could- It took 5 
busses, streetcars and the elevated to get to 2719 S. Karlov Ave. Esther Sykora 
was on a trip to Ilich. but we had a nice visit with her daughter Gladys. Went to 
a grocery store and got some pop and fattigman- The grocer advised us to go to 
the Brookfield zoo as the city limits were only a few bloa'cks from his store. 
So we started walking. After walking six blocks and getting nowhere fast we 
asked some boys in the street how to get there. They said it would be better to 
take a train and they directed us. We walked a mile and saw no sign of a rail- 
road. So asked a lone nan walking under a bridge. There were a lot of cars but 
no people walking. He said go six blocks and you'll see the depot. So we did. 
By this time our stockings were just black, we finally saw a police officer in 
a station and asked him- He said go up a hill and we will come to it. We looked 
at the schedule and wo would have a 1^- hours wait so we called across the tracks 
to some people and they told us to go down some Bteps, under a viaduct and strai- 
ght ahead- It was another mile before we got to a Walgren's drug-store, where we 
washed up and had some Deluxe hamburgers- Boarded a Brookfield bus, a kind 
little boy gave us his seat, the bus was packed. We gave him some money to 
spend at the zoo. Went thru Cicero, 111. and into Brookfield. Hired a buggy 
and pushed Marcie around to see the animals. We took the elevated and subway 
back and arrived at our Hotel at 6 P.M., washed our stockings and feet- Then to 
Rosoff's Cafe, had boiled chicken and the tuna fish salad was spoiled. Back to 
Hotel and put Harcie '3 hair in pin curls. 

Aug. 2l) — Hon: 

Took a cab to the Union Station and checked our baggage through. 
To Pixley and Hiller Cafe, had eggs, toast and prunes- Hr. Whitfield, Dombrow- 
sky's lawyer met us and we went in a cab to his office on the 27th floor. Harcie 
sang into a recorder. Then we went shopping- Got her a slip and with the dollar 
she got from the lawyer she bought herself 3 little cars- Had a limeade and 
boarded the train at 1 P.H. Had delicious lamb for dinner, the waiter spilled 
a whole chocolate sundae on my arm. Arrived in Hinneapolis at T:MO P. H. 
Had soup and 3andwich at depot. Took a bus home and Dad met us on ^lst and 
carried our suitcase. Saw Paul and Kenneth. 

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Official Organ of the United Amateur Press Association 

Volume 52 OCTOBER, 1954 Number 1 

74e ^etuna 

I pressed a conch upon my ear 

till I could hear the hum 
Or ukelele music, see 

Hawaiian fingers thrum. 
I pressed a mango to my lips 

for memory's taste-bud treat 
And felt the Spanish flame flowers draw 

me worshiping to their feet. 
I touched some heather and could view 

the chalk cliffs and the sea. 
Holding hands round England's moors 

where thatched rooves haunted me. 
For spirit wings are swift and sure 

and faster than the pen 
And the heart can travel on a dream 

yet come back home again. 

-Mary O'Connor 

This was the first place Laureate Winner in the 1953 Poetry 
Contest, judged by James Routh. It was originally published in THE 

Vol. 1, No. 2 
December, 1954- 

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H^ ton 



Rita Reitci 

1444 N. Astor St. 

Milwaukee 2, Wis. 

'Twas the' night before Christmas three hundred years from now, 

Robot servants had finished trimming with wreath and bough, 

The kiddies were tucked in bed, their radar sets on stockings beamed, 

And of rocket cars and space suits, of Moon trips and Mars they dreamed; 

Suddenly there came a roaring of jets on Santa's sleigh, 

And a Jolly shout was sounded, "I had nearly loot my way! 

?rom Arcturus to Sol's Galaxy is a long way indeed, 

Beset with vagrant meteors that confused my metal steed." 

Reversing jets were blasted which lowered the sleigh to roof. 

(No longer the gentle trotting of the ancient reindeer hoof!) 

"Ping!" rang the radar sets; the kiddies jumped out of bed, 

3ut as they reached their stockings, Santa took off in his sled; 

And with jets roaring him out of their anxious sight, 

He called, "Merry Christmas all, and good night!" 


"Why do young people write unhappy stories?" someone asked us not long 
ago. We too have observed, particularly in English classes, that today's 
youth dwells upon subjects dealing with the. futility of planning, the 
hollowness of civilization's ideals, and unsolved so.cial problems. We 
have not yet found any analysis of this situation, and so we are going to 
try to answer that a_uestion without benefit of authorized information. 

Today's young people were born into a highly unstable society. Most of 
them are "depression born." The hopelessness of their parents ("Where is 
the next meal coming from? Will the bank foreclose tomorrow?" ) could not 
but affect them. Then came World 7ar II. Those of draft age worried 
whether they had a future or whether it v/ould be forfeit on the battle- 
field. Their younger brothers and sisters grew up in this atmosphere. 
Immediately following the war, the "cold war" began. The draft continued* 
There was Korea, Indo -China, and the threat of Russia. Education and mar- 
ital plans were and are in a state of flux. And now, here at home, the 
fear of the world silences normally outspoken and courageous youth. They 
have seen that daring words and challenging idea3 are punished by a soc- 
ial and political ostracism that may evop ?f£cv.t- their jobs. 

And so youth has become silent. Those who write exhibit the unspoken 
hopelessness of society today, the futility oC planning, the uselossness 
of" new ideas. It is no wonder they loo!; on the dark side of things. 
Where has the world given thorn cause for laughtor? In their stories, they 
turn over rocks instead of looking up to what someday may be a bomb* 
filled sky. 

An upbeat story ends on a note of hope. If, in the author's own experi- 
ence there has been no prevailing note of hope, it is no wonder he writes 
instead of the futility with which ho is familiar.- 


U A P A A PUBLISHING"^—' 19 "'' 



Wilfried Myers, UAPAA Publishing Committee, Struthers, Ohio 


The following chart contains our story of activity on the UaPAA publishing 
front in our BEST MONTH YET J ! 1 1 1 U II I U 1 1 J II J 1 ! 1 1 !! J ! I ! I III 1 1 i ! ! ! I ! ! HH $ I 1 I 1 ! ! Ill 

November December January February Total papers 

Campbell 1 1 

Cunning 1 l 

Ellis 2 1115 

Freed 1 1 

Gourman 3 1 4 

Malone 1 1 

Malone-Eichin 1 1 

McElveen 1 • 1 

Myers 1 k 3 4 12 

Notman-Malone 1 2 3 

Sterner 1 1 

Tavernjer 1 1 

Upham — 1 l 

TOTALS 9 6 8 10 33 

But, we must emphasize, again, a point that is not shown on the chart I The 
four American Bundles in February 1954 totaled as follows » UApA 33, NAPA 15, 
UAPAA 10/.jAAPA 9« In other words, for the 3econd successive month we have been 
in third' place and, if some of our regulars had come through, we might have been 
in second. We are wondering if it might be possible for every person in the 
above list to publish a paper in May. If everyone would - we would be well on 
our way to second at least. Let us keep third secure and build for secondl 

U - P 

We are, always, glad to welcome newcomers to the Bundle and especially one 
like yours in the February Bundle, that IS different from the usual run. Hope 
you'll be with us regularly from now onl Best of luck, Editor Sadie Stover 
Cunning I 


We can't help but wonder if anyone has taken over the title which appeared 
in the March Bundle. (We've just received our February Bundle at the present 
writing!) Here is an idea, we feel, for a paper that COULD be a real credit to 
the UAPAA Monthly Bundle. 

Come onl UAPAA I WAKE UP! 

Write to Other Members 1 

Write for the publications! 

•-..•• ' Drop postcards to the publishers! 

. Publish a DIFFERENT paper for yourself! 

Be active! Enjoy the be3t in UAPA* I 

Will we find your name above, next month? 

Printed ' by Charles Nelson, Publishers 



J J /aces fo See m JWinneapo/tV' U» 1»« 

- "by Iris Tavernief 

It is always fun to have visitors come to visit us for there is so much to see 
here. We have 7 large lakes within our city and also the Mississippi River. 
There are three waterfalls here. The first place we would go would he to the 
"beautiful Minnehaha Falls • To go in the morning and bring a picnic lunch is the 
most fun. As soon as we get off the streetcar we walk below a bridge and there 
starts the Minnehaha creek. We pass the famous statue of Hiawatha carrying the 
maiden across the waters. 

Then if we wish we can cross another bridge and go into the flower gardens 
and then on our descent is down hundreds of steps. The Falls are lovely anytime 
of year, better bring your camera. Then we continue on a path half-way up a hill 
along the creek until we come to the Deer-pen, the picnic grounds. The Indians 
used to camp here about 20 yrs . ago. After lunch we continue trailing thru rounded 
paths, over a bridge and see some of the beautiful sand that goes into bottles 
for souvenirs • 

When we reach the end we walk: up more steps and come to the Old Soldier's 
Home to get a cool drink of spring water. If we are tired we can rest on the 
lovely grounds here. Then over a very high bridge called the Ford bridge and we 
are back. 

Next trip I would take you on would be a visit to the Flour mills. You start 
with the very beginning and see the finished product weighed, sacked and shipped. 
Norwegian Hill is fun. You walk up hundreds of steps and then you can see over 
the whole city. We usually bring a picnic lunch while visiting here, too. 

We will attend a Band Concert some night at lake Calhoun, those who like to 
canoe can rent one for 50^ an hour, others can take a launch ride around the lake. 
Every night we have a Band Concert at some' park. The museum on the 5th floor of 
the Public Library is worth seeing. A fine display of life-size animals, shells 
of all descriptions, butterflies, Indian relics, an Astronomy room, 3-D colored 
pictures magnified hundreds of times. 

Some of you might like the Minneapolis Art Gallery. It has some fine displays 
of Statues*, china dishes and glass-ware, lovely paintings, etc Then we should 
have luncheon some day at Dayton's Sky-Room on the 12th floor. It is very magni- 
ficent here with its glass chandeliers and tables and chairs in yellow. They have 
a model show and music 

Next would be an elevator ride up the Foshay Tower. This building, fashioned 
after the Washington Monument, can be seen for miles around the city. Many shops 
and business offices are located in this 30 story building. For those interested 
in paintings we have the Walker Art Gallery which always has some famous collect- 
ion on display. 

The finest dining place in the city is Charlie's Cafe Except ionalle . Popular 
and recommended especially for steaks, seafood, etc The Covered Wagon — Western 
atmosphere. Specialties are steaks, seafood and Lake Superior '.'/hit e Fish. 
Richards Treat Cafeteria "Educated food for educated people." This cafeteria, run 
by two former instructors in the Home Economics Dept • of the University of Minn., 
features excellent food and homelike atmosphere. Genuine antiques abound, though 
sound-proofing and air-conditioning give a modern touch. I am confident you will 
enjoy your meals here. I used to work there. 

U.A.P.A.A. Convention Dates - Aug. 20-21 at Minneapolis* Minnesota 

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HHHHKHKJ — "«■!»- 


Bonnie E. Parker 

Listen, slim brown girl, 

Listen well. 

It will be my heart you hear 

Speaking to you with strange hunger, 

Acknowledging our sisterhood. 

Your flesh lies along your slender 

As if it loved its destiny 
And you are beautiful, you are like 

dark honey, 
Making all other girls looked upon 

Seem like pallid wraiths 
T5T~what a g i rl was~Tne a trtr trrije-.- 

Your eyes, looking at me, 

Close your thoughts away 

Behind dark pools of mistrust... 

My eyes plead with you 

And a smile wants to blossom for you, 

But you turn away, 

Too often wounded by prejudice... 

slim brown girl, listen with 

your heart . . . 

Do vou not hear our sisterhood 


First place tie. 


Larie Hand 

My gratitude is immeasurable 
Because I am a woman, 
The door way to life; 
And thus I know the value 
Of creation 
And feel kinship 
V.'ith dainty slant-eyed ladies 
Across the sea. 
Thank you, God, 
That mothers in Africa, 
in India, 

in all the world 
Share my knowledge 
That the dignity of «very man 
Is equal 

Though souls abide in dwellings 
Of different color. 

Had there been second prizes 
3onnie and Larie would have 
tied there too. 

•5. -SHr-Sir 

HONORABLE MENTION-): Betty Tousch and Lmili Thompson. I am pleased with 
results because three of these poets seldom write in free verse. They 
have done beautifully (and Hand did alright too... even for her'.). 

Wish to remind you all that there are still loads of good poems left 
in the MSS BUREAU. Regret that there is little prose — but that can 
hardly be helped... For one thing... how many people want to write 
stories quite that short? Unless you write EXCLUSIVELY for UAPA 
papers . 

And NOW', the gleeful announcement that this is the last issue of 
NOW. least for some time. Thanks to all who have contributed to 
the contests and regular editions, to all who have helped mimeograph., 
to ALL*. -period. Best, Pobst 



from the editor's deep chair by Wilfricd Myers, 69 Walnut Street, 

Struthcr3, Ohio, U. 3.A. 
If you wish to reply, or to agree, by commenting on these lines 
yourself, do it in your own paper - or - ODDS AI7D ENDS, now J Later 
\vc nay throw those columns opon to your comments. However, for now - 
Volunc 1 November 1951'- Number 2 


of UAPA COMMENTS appoarcd someone asked, v 'XIho do you think you arc - 
an, elder statesman?" Well, we can verify the older part, but states - 
man - NO J 

"~~v/c do, however, have several ideas that wo wish to get across to 
members of UAPA. Wo do not believe that our ideas arc lGO/o correct. 
However, wo do feel that, if UAPA members will "bat them around 1 ' in 
thoir correspondence -and papers, we will arrive at some good ideas and, 
maybe, maize some good, solid, fundamental changes in our Constitution 
and our club, v/c been the loading a jay group for so long that it 
i_s hard for us to realise that at last our leadership i3 being chal- 
lenged by another grouo. 

Last issue wo wrote" brief ly on different styles of papers. Lator 
we wish to come back to this subject. However, before we do wo have 
r.bout a dozen other ideas to present. 

i?, a truism that I believe you will allow no. 

Another truth, in which I believe, is that our UAPA officers have 
operated UAPA affairs very efficiently. For proof of thi3 fact I will 
offer a single statement: u Our dues today are the seme as in igljjf." 
If our officers were not extremely efficient how long could UAPA have 
stayed in business using lohl± dues anf facing the rising postage rates, 
etc., that they have faced? 

So much in preface to our next remarks I 


so that our Official Board c.^.n move forward and compete with the ris- 
ing (and, raiding) tide of other A jay groups. 

Frankly, we feel that our dues should be raised (at loast) to two 
dollars. Maybo, three dollars. But, along with a raise I believe wo 
should insist upon scvcrr.l things. (For the sake of illustration, I 
will use a two dollar annual dues after the first year. ) 


for the first year of membership. In this way we can best encourage 
the newcomer and youth to find out what UAPA la and docs. It night be 
considered a typo of trial membership. 

After the first year, if they still like our mode of operation, I 
believe they should be willing to asauno their fair share of the 
operating expenses of UAPA. 



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CHEERIO J 'With a joyful Thanksgiving to all! 

November calmly makes ready 

For King Winter's ice and snow, 

Partner "Wind, rushing, heady, 

And knows growth and beauty go 

Under blankets to rest and sleep, 

Like a nother who never betrays 

Her trust to foster and to keep 

All dependent on dutiful days. (M.L.W. ) 



Jack Frost has spilled his paint pots across the hills. Autumn 
glory has had unsurpassing days. From far and wide, people cane to see 
the splendor, i-iany will soon return to participate in another unsurpass- 
ed day of joy and thanksgiving - when golden leaves blown down, have 
tucked our little plants In beds for another year. 

Cellars arc filled with potatoes, cabbage, squash, onions and 
carrots, with fatuous Vermont Macintosh, king of apples. 

Field mice have moved in and grey squirrels worked hard harvest- 
ing their crops, to the disgust of their irrepressible cousins, the 
reds. All too" short Indian Summer loaves us to face the mist across the 
hill- to os and it is November again. . .bringing us Thanksgiving, the King 
of New England. It comes and goes with a brief interval of rest and fam- 
ily gathering in a confused world: oblivious to all while the aim to 
solve its stupendous questions, is like a raveling garment widening 
with cvory lost stitch. 

6orn .right hero in Nov/ England, the Pilgrims brought true mean- 
ings of Thanksgiving end Freedom. Have we lost or forfeited their gifts? 

By proclamation the President sots aside a day of prayer and re- 
joicing. The first was set by Governor Bradford of Massachusetts Colony 

in 1621. 

Today wo foast on turkey: golden pumpkin pie crowns the feast. 
We arc "lad to know oven the Poor House has its turkey, as do most po- 

nal institutions. Uncle Sam's generous 
rcn, good and bad. Some may deny this s 
our country's standards. 


Family month i3 
Thanksgiving wo 

And need not TV 

thoughtf ulno s s 
tatcmont ' 

;ocs to his child- 
only those disloyal to 
(l.i.L.W. ) 


it's laden with joy, 
While every girl and boy 
Goes homo again together 

Calling for snowy weather. 



to picture 
Ifiicricans great day so pure. 

Though heads bowed with ago, 
Inscribed on life's every page 
Ucmory brightens all the way.. 

Having known Thanks giving Day. 

(I.I.J...W. ) 


"jj^f %^<3^V« "^ 0cean Avenue, 






Grace S. Mops, Publisher 

Number Forty three 

Brooklyn 26, New York 
October 1954 

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We wonder why she dances so madly 

When she passes on so gladly. 

Now she skips and lags and lingers, 

Then clutches on with frantic fingers. 

Each year her cavorting grows much wilder, 

You'd think she'd make her routine milder, 

She has such very crazy whims 

Or can it be our memory dims. 

But no - it seems to us each year 

She kills herself amid- the cheer, 

Then gladly lays herself to rest, 

Knowing that she's done her best 

^ To clear the sky and clean the" ways 

w For November's darkening days. 

bj <£ Mary R. Nelson 

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Fred C. Eichln, 2258 North Maplewood Avenue, Chicago 47, Illinois i 
Born April 19, 1889 in Chicago. Single. Is a retired accountant 
of the Milwaukee Road. Has published Pygmy, Free Lance, Bookery, 
Maple Leaf and is the editor of THE ALUMNUS, the official organ 
of the UAPA Alumni Association. His hobbies: rare book3, antiques, 
art and music. First joined the United in 1912. Resumed activity 
in 1951* Attended the Kansas City convention. 

Mrs. Jessie Balllie, 709 Villa Street, Racine, Wisconsin. Born 
December 31, I897 in Medora, Indiana. Married. Has two married 
sons. Has had articles in Children's Magazine and in Hobby Maga- 
zine. After becoming a grandmother she attended Vocational School 
and learned typing, hooking rugs, creative writing and art. Por- 
trait painting in pastel. She signs her writing "Grandma" Balllie. 


Mrs Maurine Helen Leischer, Route 1, Box 69-A, South Milwaukee, 
Wisconsin. Born July 29, 1913. Married. Children: Robin (9), 
Clayton (7s - ), Suzanne (6) and Alan (2). Contributed to high school 
paper. Hobbies; letter writing to foreigners telling them what the 
American every~day life is like; oil painting (mostly scenery); 
Photography; handicraft; rock, mineral and fossil collections. 






from the editor's deep chair by Wilfried Myers, 69 Walnut Street, 

Struthers, Ohio, U. S. A. 
If you wish to reply, or to agree by commenting on these lines your- 
self, do it in your own paper - or 0DD3 AND 
throw these columns open to your comments. 
Volume I October 1954 

CNDS , now 
And, now - 

Later we may 
Number 1 


in the Fall of I95I to the 1952 Convention I 

noticed certain 

things in UAPA on which I wished to comment. (In fact I was getting 
ready to issue UAFa COMMENTS with a September I952 dateline?) 

However, upon my election as Official Editor for the 1952-1953, 
Volume 51 series of THE UNITED AivATEUR, I fait that any comments of 
mine would be considered as the official voice and this I did not 
dosire - I wished to receive sole credit or discredit for any of the 
views that I would propound. 

Last year I felt that as the .outgoing editor the feeling would 
be the same. But, here it is October of 1954 and over a year since I 
edited my last issue of THE UNITED AMATEUR. I believe sufficient time 
has elapsed so that my comments will not be thought to contain an 
official tinge. THEY DO NOT I They are mine and mine alone 1 


. a nd fre e d-om— of— t he p roa-a- ln-JJAPA— ranks .,„ ^As„Official Editor I 

KNOW that I did, wrote and published things in THE UNITED AMATEUR 
the other officials did not believe should appear. However. I 
never censored! My support was never curtailed I I 
freedom to use whatever I desired and how I desired 

However, I was 
was allowed the 
to use itl 


(again) that I will express ideas contrary to Mr. Daas and the 
present officers? (They will probably be surprised when they see some 
of the succeeding issues but they are allowing them in tHS Bundle.. 

Isn't that freedom of the amateur press? Of cour- 

I must admit, 

also, they have the freedom to comment contrariwise in their own pa- 
pers or ODDS AND ENDS - just as you do!) L KNOW because we have had 
friendly arguments in letters and they are still my friends. 

However, in this and succeeding issues of UAP^ COMMENTS , I shall 
express ideas that I feel should be expressed. If you agree - say so 
in your letters to myself and fellow members, your papers, your poetry, 
your prorc! If you disagree, say so, too! If anyone feels that con- 
stitutional amendments embodying any of these ideas should be pro- 


;o ahead! .rjet 

proposer! Let us got some discussions 

started In UA?, 5 on Society affairs, a jay in General and specifically 
as It applies to UaPA and its relations to tne rem inder of the hobby, 


Because "'e have taken so much space on the first page for com- 
ments on background and the outline of future policies 7e shall, have 
little ppace left for further comments . However, we have one that we 
will cover briefly and then, later, we hope to enlarge upon it. Of 
course, in the meantime we hope to see other publishers' comments on 

i A U. A. P. A. Publication 



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(Mrs.) Maud Curtis 
- Green Acres Farm, Rt. 1, Hiram, Ga» 
(Mrs.) Geneva Davies 
215 Atlanta Ave, ,-:Decatur, Georgia 
(Miss) Mable Dollar 
80 Howard St. ,N. E;, Atlanta, Georgia 

Hi, all you lovely members of the U. A. 
P. A. I'm sorry all of you couldn't be at 
the convention. * We who were there had a 
wonderful' time. It. is nice, to meet face to 
face people ybii have met through the bundle, 

I couldn't begin to tell you about all of 
the people at t.he convention as I don't have 
space, but I want to mention some of the 
officers that every member is. familiar 
with: Mr. George Boehme, .the retiring 
president; ' Y bu~will never meet a finer ,. 
more conscientious .person than he is. He 
wasn't feeling very well at the convention. 
I hope Mr. Boehme, you are feeling fine 

Eddie Daas is a honey! Irma Reitci is as 
much fun to know as to read. She is going 
to make a very capable president. Little 

Doctor Mooney is a Doll; she is also a 
smart woman! I'm sure you all save her 
words- you should! 

Grace Moss is so sweet, charming and 
gracious. You should also save her "Who' 1 
as it is nice to refer to when you want to 
know something about somebody. 

Everyone who didn't go to the convention 
really missed a memorable occasion 

Now I want to introduce my co -editors: 
They are a couple of gals who went to the 
convention with me and, while there, be- 
came members of the U.A.P.A. They 
called us the Georgia Peaches, hence the t 
title of this paper. This won't be a month- 
ly paper, just an occasional one. 

In this corner is Geneva Davies - a hone^ 
if there ever was one; and in this corner - 
Mable Dollar - a finer person you'll never 

Truda Mcay and Bonnie Parker -I enjoyed 
reading your poems in the- latest edition of 
''Westminster", a magassine of poetry -one 
of the better magazines of Verse, which I 
am happy to say is published in Atlanta, 
Georgia. :■■'. .->■'»:■ \s.-:- 1: .. :■ ■ --■ • • 

Estelle M. Scharf; I loved y*our poem - 
MEN- in the July "Wheeling In" The News 1 '. 
Them, kid, are my sentiments exactly. 

I look forward '■ every month to all of 
papers in the bundler^- "- — 5 "**" : ~ J ~^ i - '-"-^ '•'- ----- 

'•■ By for now. 

Maud Curtis 

If I were magic (and oh that I could be) 
My face from wrinkles would forever be 

And young and beautiful I would always be. 
If I were you, I'd always love me! 

Maud Curtis 

Plans for the celebration of National 
Poetry Day in Georgia are now in this 
office. It is fun working with the Georgia 
State Chairman on this. 

Please excuse me from correspondence 
except through the bundle. I have only been 
able to write my relatives once this year. 

Beautiful city, KC. Wish I could have 
seen more of it. GHD. 

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Mable Dollar asks to be remembered to 
all the people we met in K. C. She too re- 
grets not seeing more of the city, but loved 
the "wide open spaces." We will both try 

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jftM 2 1954 

JRnURCT 1954 

I Copy - 

Published by John J. Quigley, 69 Fays Averiue^ Lynn, Massachusetts-. 


and the future, 
never gave up my 

Hello It certainly is good to be back as an active member of the 

finest amateur press group 'in the World — the United Amateur Press 

You older members probably remember me as the" publisher of the 
UAPA NEWSLETTER which I got out without fail each month, before 
going into the United States Army. I have also served as first 
vice-president; director of publicity; official editor (for a short 
term) ; president of the Greater Lynn Amateur Press Club; and 
chairman of the Boston convention. 

But enough for the past. Now for the present 

You know, all the time I was in the service I 
membership in the United. .One of the most welcome pieces of mail 
each month was the Bundle — in addition to the letters and cards I 
received so ofte: from thoughtful members. 

Since my discharge last September I have been planning to start 
publishing again. I believe it is truly the only way to be an 
active member and get the most enjoyment possible out of membership 
in the United. So here I am 1 . 

Since coming out of the service I also have planned to 
re-organize the Lynn Club — -once lah "active group with many fine 
members. Since several, of the younger members-- John Hethcrlngton, 
Larry Doucette and myself included — went into the service the club 
became inactive. But watch for a re-organization meeting soon. 

Also, President George Boehme, who is doing such an outstanding 
and unselfish job in his second year in office, has again appointed 
me Director of Publicity. I t: uly believe that the United needs 
an active publicity program to let those who would otherwise hear 
nothing of us about our work and thus also aid our recruiting 

You can co-operate with me if you will. Would each and every one 
of you please forward to me as soon as possible the name of your 
home town daily or weekly newspaper or newspapers. Let me know the^ 
name of the paper that covers your community.. Just write it on a 
post-card and drop it in the mail to me. 

Being a professional daily newspaper reporter I have to find time 
to "squeeze in" my publicity work for the United. But I enjoy doing 

Another way you can aid is by sending me any clippings mentioning 
the United — or members of the United — from newspapers or other publi- 
cations. I am keeping a publicity scrapboo.k for presentation to the 
Kansas City convention. 

I feel that as I have been entrusted by your president with this 

Since assuming office in mid-September to 
sent out 59 publicity releases to news- 
and f orwarded the names of 74 potential 

The publicity scrapbook presently contains 
Please, don 1 1 forget to let me know the 
name of your hometown paper. And how about writing to let me know how 
you like the NEWS LETTER? See you again soon. . .John J. Quigley 

work I owe you a report, 
date (November 14) I have 
papers across the country 
members to your secretary 
a total of 106 clippings'. 



Grace S. Moss, Publisher 

99 4" Ocean Avenue 

Brooklyn 26, New York 

Number Fortyone August 1954 



Torrid waves - electric storm 
Chase the picnickers Indoors. 
Murky clouds han^ low ana dark, 
Swiftly darts the winging lark 
Seeking shelter but in vain. . 
Crack3 of thunder - a '"urst pane - 
Then quickly as by magic came; 
G-one again this silly game, 
Walking on a clean washed beach 
A lesson in God ' 3 way to teach. 

Mary R. Nelson 

V. Kurtz Potts, 1402 Lombard Street, San Francisco 23, Call- 
"Forn Novesrbcr ll,^Io9^ In "HortonYiile, Ne.v York. Is a widow. 
Scrap book making for many years as a back log for my older 
days. Crochet a little and sew a little when time permits as I have 
the care of our elderly mother who was 84 on April 5th last. Lived 
in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania for 25 years and in Sail Francisco since 

John P..H. Chandler, Jr., Warner, New Hampshire. Sorn August 6, 19111 
in Boston. Publishes THE KSARSARGE INDEPENDENT, a weekly newspaper, 

f ornis . 

Owns a famous ski area and serves 

on the New Hampshire Governor's 

Willard B. Simmons, 70 Kernwood Drive, Lynn, Massachusetts. Born Oc- 
tober 7, 1920 In Lew let on, Maine.. Widower. Has had free lance arti- 
cles in New England newsoapers and poetry in several national maga- 
zines. Main hobbies, gardening, collecting match covers of which he 
has over 3,000 and studying members of the human race. 

Norma Jean Nentrup, 5I6 North Walnut Street, Madison, Indiana. Sorn 
June 17, 1926 in Nashville, Indiana. Married. Two eons, Randy Lee (2) 
and Ricky Lynn (7) . 

Leta L. Y»afe, 
at Allerton. 

6011 Vivian -Road, Allerton, Zow&l 'Born April 16, 1900 
Single. Is a dress-maker. V»rot.j "Let's Go Dreaming" and 
"Tonight You Went Away" of which 500 records have been made. Hobbies, 
has 450 strings of beads (she strung), nearly 5,000 kodak pictures, 
has written over 200 song, poems and short stories. 





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T rials to besot our weary way What I have had 

H eartaches to conquer every day; Life cannot take from me; 

I nsults from thoughtless ones we A baby's head upon my breast, 

bear, A robin singing in my tree. 
H eglect bt those we thought would 

care; Lean years and long, 
G rief for unworthinoss of friends, Two children tucked in bed, 
S orrow end sadness that never ends. Safe in His care 

After prayers were said. 
These things He suffered just for me, 
Gladly I bear them, Lord, for Thoc. Saying good bye 

--M a ry Lavinia Silvia-- When cruel years of war 

Left me alone 
\t E S T W I N D While they wandered afar. 

West wind softly sighing in the pine Welcoming home 

tree, The boy - but now a man; 
Wafting mundane cares beyond its Turning life's page 

scope; The loneliness to span. 
Breathing secret whispers of enchant- 
ment, Watching proudly 
Softly saying: "Live again - and hope!" As each pledged their vow; 

Smiling good bye, 

This was not THEN - but now. 

Onward - alone, 

Remembering in prayer, 
Asking Him ever to 

Keep them in His care. 

--Mary Lavinia Silvia— 
in Brockton Enterprise. 

West wind - forever cleanse away all 

Bring the soothing solace of soft 

Purify the soul - that it may over 
Flourish, strong and ever free from 

--Mary Lavinia Silvia-- 

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I have been writing pootry since I was twelve years old. And on July 
2£th I observed my fifty sixth birthdat. Ho one has ever accused mo of 
plagiarism. But now Mary Kennedy sends a note to Milwaukee declaring 
that sho wrote my quatrain "as far back as l^ltf. I don't know whore 
Miss. Silvio, got it". No lady would lot such a lie disturb her. But I 
challenge Lary Kennedy to produce proof of authorship of BY quatrain, 
in the form of the verse written in by hand, typewriter, or 
printer's ink. I will send this proof to an expert who will examine it 
for authenticity of its age. And if Mary Kennedy cannot produce such 
proof (and I know she CAN'T) I advise her to seek- some other form of 
amusement besides calling names to someone who is prbably old enough 
to be her mother. --Mary Lavinia Silvia. 




APRIL, 1954 


NO. B 


■It takes all kinds of folks to make 
A world I" the adage goes. 
We surely have them, don't we though? 
Some mixture, goodness knows 1 

Although the sun is shining, and 
The skies above are fair, 
The pessimist will visualize 
A thundercloud somewhere. 

And from the mouths of cynics 
Cutting word3 fall thick and fast. 
It takes determination to 
Withstand their scornful blast a. 

The jealous one will never praise 
A single thing you do. 
Instead he strives relentlessly 
To bring disgrace to you. 

The gossip likes to talk about 
The scandal of the day— 
The wayward girl, the faithless man, 
The drunkard down the way. 

It pays to shun this sordid crowd, 
To start each brand-new day 
With faith in God, and faith in man— — 
The optimistic way. 

A good deed always brings reward; 
Smile ia returned for smile. 
Integrity pays dividends 
Along each happy milet 

"It takes all kinds of folk3 to make 
A world!" May we, each day 
Be helpful, kind, considerate, 
In all we do and say. . 

May tender words heal broken hearts, 
Compassion stifle sighs, 
Till, finally, this world becomes 
A bit of paradise I 



God's love puts the Savior 
On the cross of Calvary. 
And willingly Christ died 
For the sins of you and me. 

His death, and His rising 

From the grave, so long ago, . ___ 

Victorious living 
Have given us below. 

We know we shall see Him. 

We shall reign with Him on High! 

The joy of fulfillment 

Shall be realized bye and bye. 





Printed by Charles Nelson, Publishers. 




- - JUNE, 1954 .. ... ■ - ■■ . 





Lilies orange, pink hollyhocks, 
Foxgloves dressed in azure frocks, 
Daisies white with centers gold, 
Purple flags, red roses bold, 

Clouds of down on seas of blue, 
Did we buy them, me or you? 
Man spends half his life to gain ■ 
Gold and land b,ut, oh, in vainl 

Pleasures lamps refuse to burn— - 
For a lasting joy he yearns. 

Wealth I have can never fade 

Leafy trees that cast their shades - 

Graceful f Qr ns in emerald green 

Violets with their purple sheen. 

Rosy sunsets through the trees 

Smell of pine in evening breeze. 

Am I pauper , am I queen? 

Queen am II ' My jewels, I prean: 

Lilies orange, pink hollyhocks, 
Foxgloves dressed in azure frocks! 

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Jesus said unto him, If thou canst 
believe, all things are possible to 
him that believeth.— — Mark 9:23. 


Do not bring rare gems to mej 
I prefer the light 
In a friend's appraising eyes 
To all jewels bright. 

Flowers thrill me by their gay 
Colors. One fair bloom 
From a friend means more to me 
Than a rose-filled room. 

From a friend, the sweetest words 
To my listening ear 
Are not tainted with deceit. 
They are words sincere. 

Truth" I treasure more than gold. 
May I worthy be 
Of the friends who never fail, 
Friends who trust in me. 


I see beauty when I 
Look into Mother's face, 
And in all of her ways 
There is sweetness and grace. 

She was pretty when young; 
She is beautiful now. 
Time has written its tale 
On her deep-furrowed brow. 

Toil has roughened her hands, 
And her hair has turned grayj 
But ho one is so fair 
As is Mother todavi 

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Eva R. Hartley 

120 Washington Avenue 

Wheeling, West Virginia 



JUNE - 195U 

We've lived by the ocean where salt waters 

And bathed in its waters till our bodies 

We've climbed rugged mountains and paddled 

down streams j 
Enjoyed the rapture of the full moonbeams. - 
We've visited relatives, camped in the woodi 
Fished in the river, cooked our own food, 
There's nothing we've done which we treas- 
ure more, 
Than vacation at length on the Lake Erie 

shore . 

"Here's to the chiggor with a head no big- 
ger than the point of a pin, but the welt 
ho raises hurts like blazes and that's 
where the rub comes inV" " 

"I spillod some lemon on my dress 
With faded spots it soon was rife, 
And that's what sourness does, I guess 
It takos the color out of life." 

Our Bundles arrived, Tuesday, May 25. Per- 
haps the most delightful piece of news is. 
the fact that George Boohmo's operation 
was successful. We await further word. . 

We have not read all the Bundle but think 
THE FINDIAY FALCHION dedicated to the Pres- 
ident is a beautiful publication. If we 
are going to write, why not write some- 
thing worth reading. Those poems are good. 

BLOOMING CREATIONS is outstanding in my 
estimation. It is clever and informativo. 
Betty Tousch has a real talent for writing. 
May the Editor receive his full share of 
praise for work well done. 

We note several poems by membors whose 
pootry has not boon published since we 
have been membors. Each month wo look 
for new papers and are glad to find some. 
WolcrmQ to. all the now mombors. 

— Eva R. Hartley. 

Mrs. Juanita H. Nolte 
57 Twenty-second Street 
Wheeling, West Virginia 


You sit around 

And wait around 

And watch your Husband read; 

You sit and fret 

Y ou stew and fret 

Your pleas he doesn't heed. 

You yawn and gap 

Sit on his lap 

But he continues to read. 

^ou sit and stare 

And oven glare, 

While he has the culprit treed i 

He lifts his head 

Ho has it read. 

You utter your thanks, indeed, 

What docs be do? 

He kisses you 

And he starts again to read. 


We rode the range together 
It was a lot of fun, 
Didn t matter whether 
We had rain or sun. 

This manner was unique, 
In fact, it was quite strange, 
Why was this so unique? 
'Cause we rode the kitchon range. 


The man 

Was toll and gaunt 
A very dosp'rato soul 
With sufx '.ring written on his face- 
Tight shoes I 

It rings, it mocks, it sings, it shocks, 
It's Ir.ughtor, 

— Juanita H. Nolte. 




AUGUST - 195'U 


Mrs. Juanita H. Nolte 
57 Twenty-second Street 
Wheeling, West Virginia 

Eva R. Hartley 

120 Washington Avenue 

Wheeling, West Virginia 


I tried to interest a guest 
By starting conversation 
About my many aches and pains 
And doctor's consultation 

But she had aches far worse than mine, 
Her Doctor was outstanding; 
Her diet was the latest out 
Her Language quite commanding. 

In future, should I meet this friend, 
I plan to ask her whether 
She likes the sunshine and the fruit, 
The bright Autumnal weather. 

Ella Bedsaul 

I hitched my brain child to a star, 
And yet he was returned. 
It made me sadj he went so far, 
To think he must be sparned. 

The dcor opened and the receptionist 

Now I must say "thank you" for all the beckoned for this mother and child to 

Birthday cards received. UAPA Members do enter the Doctor's office and, as the door 

not forgetl " closed behind them, the thought occurred 

I called Juanita by phone and very ex- "I have seon beauty — I have seen love 

citedly began to tell of the cards I re- and compassion — I am grateful." 
eeived from: Irma, Eddie, Altr, Paul, 

Blanche, Ella, Mary, William, F rank, Grace, THE ANGELUS 
Kathleen, Bertha, Elizabeth, Ann, George, 

Augusta, Frances, Estella, Maude, Juanita, Each evening at six, the Angelus rings, 

George, Ethel, . "Do you know that I Reminding us of the story it brings. 

have a house full of company?" said she. An angel appeared to Mary so fair, 

"Well, yes, I do hoar voices, but you see "Icu are to bring forth a baby quite rare." 

this was my first UAPA Birthday and I Mary was skeptic at first and said so. 

never knew how much fun it could bo - - -" Gabriel softly convinced her to knew 

Thanks, too, for the helpful letters That she was chosen from all womankind 

which came in from many states, telling To carry and boar the King of Mankind, 

how you enjoy our paper - especially Irma Each evening at six, the soft seremade 

Schmidt, Agatha Southern, Kathleen Haley, Brings gently to mind, the promise God made. 

Maude Blackwell, Nina Crosby, and I would — Juanita H. Nolte 
like to mention more if space permitted. 

Have you read REDISCOVERY? It is a val- There is a destiny that makes us brothers j 

uable paper in July Bundle - much good no one goes his way alone; all that we 

thought for all of us. Keep it up, Mae send into the lives of others comes back 

Lumpkin. into our own. 

— Eva R. Hartley — Edwin Markham 

Have you ever watched people? Watched 
their faces? Watched their movements? If 
not — this isn't for ycu. If so ~ this 
IS for you. Was in a Doctor's reception 
room one day recently and noticed a young 
Woman about twenty-five with a small sick 
child on her lap. The young woman at 
first glance was one of the least attrac- 
tive persons I've ever seen. She was un- 
aware of my glances — her child was ill - 
that was her concern — her worry. I 
watched hsr and what I saw made me ashamed 
of my first impression. 

She was beautiful. The tenderness 
shown toward her little one was awe-in- 
spiring, and I felt most humble. The 
loving wry she brushed the child's hair 
back from its fevered forehead, the terms 
of endearment, and a look only a mother 
can bestow upon her little one who needs 
hor closeness and comfort was a picture 
which was self-explanatory. 





June IP 54 , .■ 

Wllfrlod Myers, 69 Walnut Street, St: there 


iOV -\ nLfl R ". •■ ok, 
in our Prbruary, 1954. 



, ii ' •■■ ■ - 

1 Pour officers oinr; . oublishir ver' s 

;be-r froc on of the officials, "■: ■' U 
't of alio bb . : 

; October IPSg UKXgaD A*ATH»1 
liah ■ o-.. kind of •", paoer, Ei Hi '-• 
'<■'■- i b i a any of yonr i i 

■ ■' " '■ - - . bio, to put out a p 


Hot , :■';.. 

i am so . 
for •-,'-■ ;o i 

arc suppos . - b .in--; 

I Km KOi 

■ b . - fc I car-., to dti 
on want for .. nlcklB? 

ftf-sides not publishing a paper, I do TO writing, bee.? 
uroateur Journalist sit- 1 prcbar.jy never w^l'l be* n 

Brutally frar.i , wasnTt this officer? But. I can't help hut won- 
der If this 'isn't what is wror^ w'th I APAA J How -any more members 
are in this snme situation? J„st what la this o"ficer - a politician? 
I*" so, why doesn't he. join the J'APA whope ranks seem to be filled w : th 
politicians, pork-barrellerd , horse-trader." , and earpin'"" critics? I 
believe that we have to many ocople of this tyns in all Aiayl 

If our ■errespondent isn't a politician -'is he only' a R'AD-H? 
Prow the response to our endeavors 'n UAPAA this oast year - 't would 
seem we have many RrARESS anrf 3EADI-3S ORLY \ P-actfeslly all of our 
correspondence l-na been with t>>"s° who publish ^npfts', Wr soldon - 
i can't recall s s'n^le time! • have h^pr* f prp , „ non-onbliaher or a 

Are yiu on" r' :,h»ae ^lA'T^i' Vrt, *r correct f"> E'toatTrvn and 
YflJ oloup 

As a first sti i, .vhy not. la; ?n b simply o- - cwo-eer.t •^cistcar-'s and 
start and send one r,o <=vf>ry ouM. 1 C- <- r as soon as ?ou » *v» r' ■* : ; '■ <• 
puhi-'cation. Cement on your reaction to it, Tt see~s •--. -■» -.i-ar. 
fch's 's a eneil enou"! return *'nr you bo <*1 ve t-- ; ouhl'aher w v .o 
spent h'is tlm-" an- rrone; pro ' de •• puM Tea fc' on '"or 

If you carry out fcbi;; sor^jtinn yoi ore a 
sttslI'l ore . - it, you ha e mtde q start. 

So, now, you are a letter writer •• f!ne ' ..;.<•,..... , 

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Editor Margie Ziiruaermcn 2534 Ec>.3t Fv-zri^ SL,T*,3t 

Ihil&dfelphia ^one 25, Pei«Js.y'«_-AV:i"i.a. 

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The sun 

And he shoots 

His shiny 
Golden Rays 
To the 
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APRIL 1955 



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FROM the editor's deep chair "by Wilfried Myers, 69 Walnut Street, 

Struthers, Ohio, U, S. A. 

If you wish to reply, or to agree by consenting on these lines yourself, do it in 
your own paper - or - ODDS AND ENDS, now! Later we nay throw these columns open 
to your comments. But, now - 
Volume I February 1955 Number 5 


before we even see our December Issue or the December Bundle. However, we are 
in a period of a little lull in our private printing businoss and have the time, 
now. With the closing of our school semester in January and some business that we 
expect after the first of tho year, our time will bo so limited that this might bo 
the last issue of UAPA COMMENTS. (Did I hear someone in the back row sigh and say, 
"Goody' »?) 

We still have a list of approximately ten topics wo would like to discuss in 
our monologue form. But. if this might bo tho last issue, wo fool that thoro is 
ono that MUST bo discus sod J 


of Directors, tho third ono has a Board of Judgos. Thcso arc types of Supremo 
Courts,- scparato and distinct from tho regular board and regular officers created 
to heai* appeals from their decisions, etc. 

I'm wondering (Out Loud 5 ) if such a Board night not help to alleviate somo of 
tho troublos wo have had in UAPA and, in addition, if properly "sot up" if it 
might not lond continuity to policios and to UAPA itself. 


in having such a g^od Secretary and Treasurer that wo can, and do, continue them 
in office year after year, (One of the officers in a sister organization has stated, 
"Tho difference between UAPA and _APA is your Secretary, Give us ono like him and 
we would bo in just as good shape as UAPA.") This continuity has been a great advan- 
tage to UAPA and a factor in our continued growth. 

But, our present capable Secretary and Treasurer cannot live forever oven if 
wo night wish they could Someday because of death (maybe a bitter political war 
such as ajay often sees) we will find totally new officers oloctod each ycar» And, 
wo will find this a hardship as have sovoral of our ajay groups. One of them just 
received their September Official Organ the first of Eocember and I believe the 
wholo group, outsido of the nailer, has not started to really function at the pro- 
sent writing - five months after their Convention, 


that UAPA creato a Board of Directors but a slightly ncx* and difforont typo from any 
now functioning in Anatcur Journalisn, I an proposing the usual Board of five 
Directors. But 7 fron there on we depart from the usual setup. 

I propose that the outgoing president of UAPA bo the only member of the Board 
of Directors serving a term of one year with tho othor four members elected for a 
varying number of years (the first tine): one, two, three or four years. Thus, wo 
elect only ono new member a year but the Board will have two - the former presi- 
dent and tho now director, (This should provide new blood and a change but not a 
sudden upheaval because of the rise of a demagogue. It will give the Board a 
gradual change and tho membcrship-at— large a chance to sco both sides of a question 
before making a complete Board change, ) 


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from the editor's uneasy chair "by Wilfried Myers, 69 Walnut Street, 

Struthers, Ohio, U.S.A. 

If you wish to reply, or to agree "by commenting on these lines yourself, do 
it in your own paper - or - ODDS AND ENDS, nowl Later we may throw these col- 
umns open to your comments. However, for now - 

X-PH487 7 

Volume I 

March 1955 

Number 6 


to the premise in our first issue. However, when Editor Sanford in the January, 

1955, THE UNITED AMATEUR, Page 7 stated: 

"The idea (Wilfried Myers in UAFA Comments ) of having an ajay counter- 
part of Colliers, Atlantic Monthly, Timo, etc. As an example, remember 'The 
Saturday Evening Post Hole Digger?' Looked like a miniature Satevepost. Wo 
have long toyed with the idea of at least one number of an imitation of a lead- 
ing pix magazine, hut we are held hack, among other things hy lack of the proper 
gothic type, and the difficulty of printing good halftones (with "bleed pages) ■ 
on a hand press." he brought hack our original intention (to return to this 
subject in more detail) with a BANG! (And, a good loud BANG! it was.) 

which we have attempted in various issuos of HOPEWELL LEAVES. We have used 
three issues of LEAVES (April, 1952, NAPA; September, 195^. AAPA; October, 195k , 
UAPAA) in an attempt to parody LIFE magazine. We didn't have the success that 
"The Saturday Evening Post Hole Digger "en joyed but wo understand that its suc- 
cess was tempered by a threat of a suit by Satevepost. So, maybe, wo should bo 
satisfied with our laurels. (Which ones?) 

Another thing that wo havo attempted with LEAVES was another three is- 
sues (March, 1952, UAPA; November 1953, AAPA; July, 195** » UAPAA) to point out 
something that we wished to spotlight in the various ajay clubs in LEATHER 
SHOCKING TALES EDITIONS. Nobody socmod to notice thorn in the clubs where wo 
mailed them. (Maybe they were too kind and polito to mention their own opinions- 
however, this is_ a raro quality among amatour journalists 1 ) so evidently they 
were not too successful. 

A third idea, with which we toyod in four issues (Juno, 1952, AAPA; 
September, 1952, NAPA; September, 195^, AAPA; October, 195^, UAPAA) of HOPEWELL 
LEAVES was die-cutting. In the first two wo dio-cut the whole issue; in the 
last two we dio-cut a figure so that the design on the next page showed "through" 
as a part of the cover. Once we had intended on die-cutting overy issue in the 
shape of a maple loaf but we havo never found time to make the cutting die. How- 
ever, no comments on our die-cut issues showed that wo still were not setting 
the world on fire. 


we had tried something. Maybe we didn't succeed but ten Bundles DID havo a 

paper that was, at least, slightly different from the other papers in the Bundle. 

This is one of the things that we meant when we advocated different 
papors. But, the big factor (of which we wero thinking) is best illustrated 
by the BOYS HERALD. 


However, as long as we uso similar motiiods of rojwo&uction it will be hard to 

X-PN482 7 

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W hi %4 

Volume 1 July 1955 Number 

from the editor's "hot seat" by Wilfried Myers, 69 Walnut Street, 

Strutters, Ohio, U. S. A. 

If you wish to reply, or to agree by commenting on these lines your- 
self, do it in your own paper - or - GD05 AND ENDS/ now! Later we 
may throw these columns open to your comments., However, for now 


we have been mulling e?er sine, we .Icinad organised a jay. (The rea- 
son I usually specify "organ: '-zed 7 ' is because 1 believe I've alj gsys ^...> 
been an a^a/r. As a kid I e«.a wrote my cousins Letters :n tho'xorm 
of newspapers - I've seen copies ox' several I product:- eonpJ.e ; "i, 7,ith 
Volume anci issue Number I ) Tnis idea is that of a Gonied'.iiation cf 
American a jay clubs to advance the interests of the hoboy in g«r:sral. 

Frankly, we are not in favor of a super-organization such as ir.plied 
in a «j?ederal ! ' form. But, we feel that the present lack of cohesion 
is one of the rust glaring weaknesses in our hobby* And ; it i^ to 
correct this that we ere suggesting tba ^ the AAPA, NAP.';, UAPA a.-d 
UAPAA (Mayba permitting the FAPA, FOSSILS. ISPA, 3AP5 ! . and tbe UNITED 
ALOTINJ. to join as some soil: of Associated Members- ):"xjc4iis-'Vr ; ?~'*brtrn 
specialized character I DO NOT believe thay should have full ^'--icer- 
ship as we will outline in our last two paragraphs.) joir. tog^her 
in a Cc!:rec<er&*;ion of American aja/ clubs sc woi-k for the corn-en 
welfare of all., And . we further suggest that Mj.o UAPA, as the largest 
club, take the lead at their 1955 Annual Convention to lay the founda- 
tion for such a group* 


At the 19T-:3 Youngs town AAPA Convention the "supper group" brought out 
a spoof issue of the Nat^nal^.^^atei^^u^xalxs;; that created a furor 
and was banned :toti the IIjUA 30£cfld~wr?4i 3£u5£i ;ted for mailings 

Ilaok, S «NK»a!M it «« «3Lt e»«.Mf, g5o^ ; cPJ^Gft *ua aid x .aad 
nothing so do with it - vutf'k to ^:- ; ret.* s 3£-; . 

We * V sow'm dew* of tkifl s^:e r'..-:-^, c -ne- association spirit 
in a.-'- atVW so s/, s Con:?c*icr*it»cSi of aj.iy ■oj.*ibs > flyt, I 

believe the etTort neoob*ary to ovo?vor* to&&s u .staples *ill.OQ .. - 

well repaid with 5ns *n: pxOdure » a better, mov. enjoyable, agress- 
ive, widely experience, hobby « 

organization to protect ttei four indivi.oua. o3u?s. Us I ve often 
said m private oorroopo;idence ? each cOu? has a personality oi xts 
own And ev>"y cue's personality le ftiarrststit. I »i«fo *C preserve 

these and she" vi&X of any one to b&long bo CiLY one olunlj Hcj^TO. 
I believe that there are c.rtrain thm^su.n , <,. club cov.ld do to pro- 
mote the welfare of the hobay in fiwiorsJ.. Lt:e_reiLa ; nu,r of t.-s 
«ssue of UA- J A CG&B&& will deal witu Jbess peiu.s an3, I hope, jiix 
snabia you oo see other sections where co-operation might be bene- 
ficial and profitable to ail clubs concernec. 

X-PIU8 2? 

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Volume I Soptember 1955 Number 12 

finishing the first year with the editor - Wilfried Myers, 69 Walnut 

Street, Struthers, Ohio, U. S. A, 

If you wish to reply, or to agree by commenting on these lines your- 
self, do it in your own paper -or-ODDS *JH 'S;i:S, acwS Ivlueh lata;? we 
may threw these columns open to 3'our comments. However, for new — 

our July issue so coon. However } we had just receive?, our July Bundle 
when we received a letter iron a member of the btl;er uhree groups, 
who had seen our July BAPA UG!f1?OSKTS, that. tfieheS to aor^kent ofc our 
idea. Be folt that this aiayer :ioa so xnvoh to say that we oculd do no 
better than to y/acte dire-yfely from their .utter/ (A t*iirg we seldom 
do but after reacing the e:::-ract -pare of a two page Letter- I bulieve 
you will agree with the wisdom of the extraction and itfis benefits to 
our WHOLE field of amateur journalism, So, on to our guest: 


because our tbroe or four organizations appear to be working at cross 
puxposes. There should be a federation (We still belJev^ in a Con- 
federation -W.M*) of Amateur 'Press Associations-. Ma.iv comsiojQ prob- 
lems could be worked out xogethor-atid without much trouble* I Co not 
believe in consolidations- Each group has i cs own way,* abd iresna of 
(?cing things. That's prcoer- At the same time all associations have 
similar goals. (Or, should have! W.M.) 


guiding other fraternal societies and business concerns - and profit 


SDKSHINg AtAC-AZTSfl published an Article in August issue. .. .telling 
TLO" '" rlYsT "or y"krld""prbg ram? of A jay groups - all of then.- At vhe end 
of the Article our good friend and fellow a jay, Kr, Horry Oh Ee-.richs 
(FUtor: suggests to his readers that they may got fa '? us a. id contacts 
by writing* . ••Bttsult? Six prospects have been sent latt,er3 and I 
have in torn asked, - . off la ials to send sample bundles an 3 ko\ J ication 
blanks to the new prospects, (Incidentally, tnia is about the third 
tt,m~> that Mr- Eenriehs has thus boostea our hobby ir the loot three 
years.- So, we are rather "milking" this particular pub3.icaclon dry. 


a) Sny uboutC the Ar.3oc?afcions FAIL to set up a general publicity 
CcausVs.tes? T/nv not beI3 tho world about- the advrants^as of D^ins; an 
amateur writer? This '-A 1 ' nvaaber is only ONE of several oojjvTtlves 
to la worked out for mutual advantage. 


in the rucu:e? Get ai;». four organizations (Why not all six including 
FOSSILS Aim UNTIED AL"0MNI? W.M»J to join in cue over-aJl ruotjng. 
Yes. I know ociections would be raised- The very fact that 6 siall 
number of some group would! object proves beyond a doubt the necessity 
c± v vie-'" *H n s t.( v .g£5 !;h^r- and. booming bt/ttar acquainted.. 





UP UAPA Publication 





Edited: Maud Curtis, 3U Rookyford ,N.E, 

Altnata, Ga. 
Geneva Davies, 21$ Atlanta Ave, 
Ibcatur, Ga.. 

Vol. a- #2 

Sapt. 1955 

2nd Prize Winner 
Character Sketch 

Helen C. Smith 

Nono other of our little brothers of 
*.h3 woods has such a mischievous coun- 
tenance as the coon. The black patch 

fur, the long, coarse, gray hair black- 
ened at the tips., covering a fine, short 
grayish or brownish under cost* The 
very handsome bushy tail is ringed with 
black and gray. 

"Our Junior eats almost anything. He 
is fed once a day, being given one quart 
of homogenized milk, two slices of bread/ 
an apple cr some red grapes, and a swoet 
across the face and surrounding the eyes ; roll or cookie at feeding time. Ko also 
like large goggles, and the black line has a half ear of corn in his cage to 
extending directly up the forehead, give chow on "between times." He has a spco» 
the coon an anxious expression. The ial predilection for sweet corn and fl3?c 

keenness of the big, beady black eyes, corn in the milk stage. He likes pcvl* 
and the alert triangular ears convince _ try^ baby birds, fish and eggs - « though 
one that the anxiety dip ic ted in the " "~he~ never" has the opportunity to steal 
face is anxiety lest something that any of theme 

should not be done be left undone. I Junior also likes the water. He sits 

as sure that anyone who harf had experi- in a pan of it in the summertime; then with a pet coon will aver that washes his food in it before eating, 

their acts do not belie their looks. Given a piece of raw liver, he will take 

As a child, wandering up and down it in his hands, dangle it in the pan c: 

Crystal Springs and watching its turbu- water, and souse it up and down to make 
lence in early spring, I viewed with . sure that it has been completely covered, 
3fo the footprints on the muddy banks Then he rolls the meat over with his 
T.hat looked as if they wore made by the splay feet and examines it. After the 
feet of little babies. The first one I liver has become soaked until white and 
n^sr saw, I promptly concluded was made flabby, he takes it in his "hands" and 
*jy ohe foot of a brook fairy. But the hangs en to it with a tight grip while 
coon is no fairy; it is a rather heavy,, he pulls off pieces with his teeth -■ « 
iogy animal, and like the bear and sometimes even holding it with his feet 

■-kunk, is plantigrade, walking on the and using hands as well as teeth to tear 

it apart. The teeth are very much like 
those of a cat, which cut as well as 
grind,, After eating, Junior always w-ieha.* 
his feet by splashing them in the walor. 
The whistle of a full-grown coon id 
'.a front foot is smaller and looks like sharp and almost impossible to describe 
* .-.ado, little hand, with four leng fin- I have booh wakened by it on many a 
on and a rcths* short, thumb, The night, and it always sounds strange - - 

oiiwa are strong and sharp. The soles taking on each time now quaverings and 
of -ohe feet and palms of the hands look whimperings. It is first cousin to vine 
a- if they wore covered with short fur. of a screech owl's, 

Tfte coon is covered with long, rather Our Junior is a lovable little charred 
coarse hair, so long as to almost drag er. He has fun in the house - -Partacu- 
on the ground when the animal is walking^arly in my absence! If he is m soma- 

or. biro foot instead of on the toes, like 
tho cat or dogo The hind foot is long, 
\TSh a well-marked heel and five com- 
v-r.ratively shore toes, giving it a ro- 
r-icable resemblance to a human foot. 

3 J.1 — _•«*-. 

Hrjat>e:? 6 

Salt Lake City, Utah 


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August, 1955 

// Vs 

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brewfi alrx&t lite a dreamy now that it's over. The 
NAPA Driver Cvjnention,' that is. So many fun events were 

I into those few days the hour 
s." 1 v;e 30uid get "ui every l *--*»■» - 
,i -f or first place, 1" o-iu : t seem to hold any one 

s seened to expand end- 
5 - So many memories 

though I Wri 

finally, [Ji3.laE3t.ta fehe published one 



vfeaker Moments dated 
.Jan, '4.7 says conventions 
are quite a drawing card 
"to keep people travel- 
ing far and near, . «to 
sleep in a hotel room 
for three days." 

Iliadduz he mean, "to 
sleep?" About the only 
time I was able to sleep 
at the AAPA meet last 
Sept was during the lone 
business nesting, 

Sunday night, I didn«t 
jot to bed until Monday 
. jVondyj. Verio heljeson and I poking i-.m, He had been taraplng 
ft off at Ketaarfcj eauin* and gabbin*, „ the hand press on th.i two: 

r^ugh tc, get it out through my typewriter and onto 


paper r - . 

My delight at, seeing Rusty again after she opened her 
arms and tool: me into her lovely hcee luce September, even 
: whole day late, c <-my excitement at meeting, 

:i mv 


'J- VA 

articles b.r.k about 1939) ar£ Living her recognize me with- 
out being nold« „ „ seeing phiicsopbieal handeoas Grady 
again aihsr i'ewark 
up rig.,t where we left 

tne tcrd.'lj. of recognising Dora Mcxtovet on our f; 
ingi , jAi jJarshavj and Kerm Schuman harming it up on the 
plane rile- at Hitch's. •, ..Suddenly rcalisiug after (Y'.ghi- 
em years that if at weren't for Elaine Pec 1 /, 1 uouldnH 
Jtexw any of this wonderful ayiay tv.rr ly — g.~ »r\ T ^\re that- 
gai a lot 3 c ..meeting Bert Baker so informally in .llaine's 
basement and euiclJLy learning to expect his trigger-like 
rdnj to give out with the clever repartee, * .being made i 
tc feel f>o much at home by the Denver group I felt more 
like a native than a visitor. . „the quiet, absorb- every- 
thing manner of Jr. Taylor. . .the "we love ya' ail" ban- 
quet keynote. . .Pauline Kerr's open passion for Golum- 
biniS, . ,.l-!illamotta singing "Moonlight on the Silvery ' 
Ccl-rado" and irapic-hly changing it smoothly to 'beautiful 
.learning that everyone else feels frustrated 

because it's impossible to listen to three or four ayjay 
conversations at once. . .the joy of getting acquainted 
with as delightful a person as Viola Payne, « .Alice To-- 
dare repeating "Quit draggin', Yuhgiria ,i , , ..tbt hilarious 
cor-uy fun at the mcller-drammer. „ -the disappointment at 
learring that even though I had arrived a full 2A heitrs 
ahead of convention time, I had miss-id the first gabCest 
at the Peck homo Friday night, , 5 iearning so many inter- 
esting thongs about Bob Dunlap as I sat by him ca the bus 
vcenxinucci on page 3) 

press on z-n., twac 
>t~ convention papgra 
about 4. a.m., 

By that time ' there 
wern only the A<ZftRscs 

a_fi,ti-cjf— the nen a^d- 

mo still around.* When 
Marge and Virginia An 
began to make noise/; of 
going to bed, 1 began to 
pout mentally, i: Dog;v)n-- 
it, this conver.eaii :< -. is 
just getting interc-iing 
and if the Adansee go 
1*11 have to leave too„ 
These people don't know 
me well enough for mo to 
stay, a lone woman in 
the company of Ileluieaon, 
Grady, L^mcn and Lin i- 
becgr 5. Seems there v, :re 


Jjots of cards and 
ietie-s after Utahman 
5 wos put to bed, ThanlcE 

George J. Crawford 
of p.-dt ood City, Calif, 
said 't-'d liked to have 
(see PEACE, page 2) 

Utahman from Virginia is publish- 
ed for the fun and friexidship it 
: affords Virginia Baker ? 1170 on 
Milton Avenue, .Salt Lake City 5, 
Distributed to members of the 
National and American Amateur 
Press Associations and to other 
friend s« There will be another 
issue as soon as I have something 
more to say„ 

others, but those. f on 
were doing nost of the ■ 

Verle «j :ljoson seemed 
surprised chat the goals 
were leaving so earl; t 
"Don't go, 'That'll !«*•* 
only me and Llndberg ant - 
Grady and Jem or and Vir- 
ginia Baker,," 

I wasn't sure if he 
were afraid of me or just 
complaining, but it did 
wake me up. "IJoll, t.iot 
I, brightening, "if hj 
, (see TALojJS, 'page 2) 

Vol. 1, No. 5 
March-April, 1955 


A United Amateur Press 
Association Publication 

Rita Reitci 
1732 W. Walnut 
Milwaukee, Wis, 


There were so many sparkling, imaginative suggestions for a name 
to fit the TNT initials that it was a very hard task deciding the 
winners* We wish to thank all who bent their talent: "to our con- 
test. It certainly was a lot of fun, and every day's mail brought 
more interesting entries. The first three prize winners will be 
awarded books. 

First Prize: Annie Elizabeth Scurlock, 1602 West 13th Street, 
Texarkana, Texas, for TOP NOTCH TINDER 

Second Prize: Prances Lois Vaughn, 322 South 2nd Street, 
Millville, New Jersey, for TAIN'T NO TAFFY 

Third Prize 

Anthony Cama, 69 Lowell Street, Lynn, Mass, 


Honorable Mention (given in alphabetical order): 
Nina Hard Crosby, for Tea 'N' Toast 
Betty K. Dyckman, for The Nonconformist's Tattlefield 
Richard v E. Hansen, Jr., for Totally New Thoughts 
Emma Stuart Jacobson; for Time 'N' Tide 

Hilda K. Karre, for This Needs Thinking 
Juanita Nolte, for TeNeT 



We had hoped to get TNT out every month. Unfortunately, March 
found us pushing hard finishing a novel and we had to let the 
issue go. Future issues of TNT may be sporadic, at least for a 
time. Reason: our husband and we are planning on spending the 
entire summer on a somewhat remote island in northern Wisconsin* 

We hope to write a novel each and at the same time absorb inter-* 
esting new background for future works. Included in our personal 
curriculum are fishing, swimming and hiking, as well as getting 
to know the native islanders. Of necessity we will travel light, 
leaving behind the convenient office equipment which eases the 
task of publishing. However, we will try to get out a summer 


Published by 
Irma Reitci 
1732 W. Walnut St. , 
Mil wauk ee 5 , Wi s « 

Vol. VII . Tenth Chat 
April- 19 5 5. 



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Here I come again, folks, with another apology* 

But, honestly, it wasn't my fault! I tried-how 

I tried! But, though I labored (and I do meeiR— 

labored!), on that old mimeograph for hours and 

hours, the copies of Garden Symphony and Chatterbox you received in 

last month's Bundle, were the best I could do. I : WANT to help, but 

this mimeograph machine just won't co-operate. So I shall cut the 

stencils and wheedle Norbert Marciniak, or Irma Schmidt into doing 

the actual mimeographing from now on. And once again, I apologize 

to Frances. L. Swanson for the Garden Symphony job', and to the poets 

whose work was sort of "massacred"' in Chatterbox last month. Sorry! 


i\f. >,■ >?. >. ;.- Jjt>n 

I decided to look through our Bundle 
reading UAPA Comments last month. 

with a critical eye, after 

It is my humble opinion 
papers is largely due to 
job? Not many., I'm afra 
on Fish Are Like People 
The United Alumnus) but, 
much, very often. The 
due to this same cause, 
by United members, but 
not afford the price of 

that much of the "sameness" of our Bundle 
lack of finances. Who can afford a print 
id. I was quoted a v.ery reasonable price 
(because the type had already been set for 
nevertheless, I could not afford even this 
"sameness 1 ' o f material is probably partly 

I have seen many fine stories and articles 
invariably I am told that the writers can- 
mimeographing these longer works. 

Poetry does not take up much space. • That is probably one reason 
why there is so much of it in the bundle. I do not object to poetry, 
but i do feel that much of it could be IMPROVED, with a little more 
work and thought. 

HOWEVER, " I feel we are making progress in that direction. We have 
splendid articles, editorials and essays in Ellisonian Echoes. Also 
in Wheeling in the News, Green Mountain Cheer, The Old Oaken Bucket, 
to mention just a few. Garden Symphony has been running a series of 
short-shorts, and Scenes and Episodes has been publishing fiction 
for some time now. Windfall contains poetry, but I'm sure every one 
will agree that it is far from "run of the mill" poetry. TNT, too is 
in a class by itself. 

I AGREE that more serious, and diversified writing. would improve our 
Bundles. If YOU can write a good story, essay, article, editorial, 
or what have you, you OUGHT to make every efford to have it included 
in the Bundle. . 






©Miss Eva R. Hartley 
120 Washington Avenue 
Wheeling, West Virginia 


APRIL - 1955 



From just outside my kitchen window, 
Near the roses on our lawn, 
I saw a flower grow in splendor, 
Blossoming at break of dawn. 

How strange, I thought, such modest colors, 

For a name, I could but grope, 

Until at last I was delighted 

With my Easter flower "HOPE". E.R.H. 


Here is an old time saying 
That "we have always been told, 
"At the foot of the rainbow 
Is a shining pot of gold." 

Nature's secret of beauty 

Is neither money nor gold, 

But a fountain-spring of God 

Yields— up weal th-^or -earth to . ho l d . — 

Like Nature in her beauty 
Our lives we should daily mold. 
And give great wealth to others 
In loving service untold. 

— Loreta Inman 

(Published in "Brown County Democrat" 
in Poet's Corner.) 

Ida owned a Pekinese 

She called him "April Fool", 

She wished that she could educate him 

Not to go to school. E.R.H. 


Shining gold through maple trees, 

the spring sun beams 
Unfolding their fronds the lacelike ferns 

nod o'er the streams, 
Pleasant and fragrant the warm air blows, 
Swelling and bursting are buds on the rose, 
Blossoms scarlet, pink and white, perfect 
wise Nature's dreams. 
— Eva R. Hartley 

Mrs. Juanita H. Nolte 
2609 Hess Avenue 
Warwood, Wheeling, W. Va. 


I knew that I was dealing 
With a harbinger of Spring, 
Yet I had no happy feeling 
When the fly began to sing. 
As ho flitted to the ceiling 
I tried hard to hit the thing 
Till it had my senses reeling - 
Then to draperies he would cling. 
Then I ccrnered him securely, 
So I thought, on window pane, 
And in accents not demurely, 
I lashed out at him again. 
Then I thought I had him surely, 
And I pelted him like rain 
To discover it was purely 
Accidental, without pain. 
He had fallen in some water 
And had died without my swatter. 
— Margaret Walker 


Springtime is a lazy season 
Just can't seem to work 
Can't explain for rhyme or reason 
Why each duty I try to shirk. 

I feel so lazy - all worn out 
Haven't done a thing 
I don't know what it's all about 
Only that it's - well - it's Spring. 
— Juanita H. Nolte 



When I was a little 

Just about so high, 

"A kite" was what my mother 

Would tell me to "Go fly." 

— Juanita H. Nolte 



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If you wi 
self, do 
throw the 
Volume I 

-/J _J J J 
editor's crying corner by Wilfried Myers, 69 Walnut Street 

Struthers, Ohio, U. S. A. 
sh to reply, or to agree by commenting on these lines your- 
lt in your own paper - or, ODDS AND ENDS, now! Later we may 
se columns open to your comments. But, in 1955, we retain-- 

January 1955 : Number 4. 

We have been wishing to say something about Laureates in general and 
that of UAPA ever since we joined in the Fall of 1951. But, we felt 
that it would be much like sour grapes until we won one. Then, this 
year one of our Short Stories won a Laureate, so - now WE CAN SPEAK! 

do and split the letter press printed papers from other methods of 
duplicating papers and inaugurate two separate series of awards. It 
is a darn sight easier to get out a BUCKEYE AMATEUR (Ditto) , UAPA 

one tiny issue of HOPEWELL LEAVES and we can 
longer material, better illustrated (?), etc 
than a printed magazine. So, why should 
directly with the printed product? 

(milt ill th offset) than 
publish more words, 
i , faster and easier 
any of these papers compete 

first point (Now, who-' s -dr^amisg?--)— asS-have spl i t— tike- a-warde i nte 
two groups. Under each group, now, I would like to propose a trifle 
more complete set of awards. I would suggest seven classifications 
in all compared to the present UAPA six. Here would be my list: 
a. Editorial (on any subject - any style)? 

(any length or style) ." 

c . 

f . 


from the Editing standpoint. 

from the Production standpoint. (Best Printing for 
Printing section and Best Duplicated for Duplicating 
g. History on any phase of Amateur Journalism or UAPA. 
All entries to be from privately printed papers and NO Official 

few simple rules. In the two years that we taught high school 
journalism and acted as adviser to the school paper we secured a 
wholesale respect fo'r the various contests, ratings, etc., for these 
papers. Then, later, when we started our local yearbook, and acted 
as its adviser for two more years, we became enthusiastic for the 
setup of these contests. The system that we are going to propose 
for UAPA Laureates, is not an original one. We won't label it the 
Super- Improved Myers Plan for TTAPA Laureate Awards with added Super- 
soft Soap, but merely that it is these features we believe UAPA 
could ndopt .with i>mf j t to its own operations. 


VOUJIte I ^ N0 . 7 „jj 

from the editor's comfortable chair by Wilfru>cJ Myers, 69 Walnut St. 

Struthare , Ohio, U. ,s, A. 
. If you wish to reply, or to agree by c -runout lag on these lines your- 
self, do It in your own paper - or - ODDS AKD ENDS, now! Later we 
nay throw These ooluaus open to your comments. However, fcr now ■ — 
Volume I April 1955 Number 7 


by,.. space .Limitations to, cue last portion of our article. So, before 
we start a new cr X v£ Conyjmtj we wish to retrace ourpelvus to the 
last paragraph of ov.r 5saf.r>7l9&i Issuu ana fellow it tfcnu^h to its 
logical conclusion. You ?.i:git .'losirj to "Iocs »p f the- I'.n ch iscue and 
reread (Hope sou rea*. i- atleast onccl) it before continuing with the 
next paragraph of this issue, 


in referring to cert tin prcfsssaonal magazines. Why, in the amateur 
field, couldn't we have a "girj.s magazine" to which our writers would 
be encouraged to submit material of intsrost to teen-age g^iJsV why 
not a counterpart or JtoTj&rk' to which essayists ecu id submit essays,' 
etc.? Cairy out this iciea along any magazine you wish an* I believe 
you will see better what v.- H3an when we say, '-'Let us give o^r maga- 
zine an individual personality/" (I've even hoped that E^.win Brcoki 
would start an ana tear stamp magazine*) 

In ' r V?A let us get away from the sameness of everything, I 
actually bel-ewe that some of our medicare poets have the nosings of 
REAL 'essayist a > 7 beljevc that some who csditoriulizo continuous} y in 
their oagarines ccul-:. write good short- short stories of cha j-f-jnile 
typo that THS BCiS EEPOLB needs so desperately. Why not try it? Why 
not thi*3 coming six months determine, as' writers, tc become well- 
rounded"' As publishers why not try t-o get the reader to sort o'-.t our 
paper and say, 'Ah, here is loo Doakes' BUTTERFLY, again*"? 


this] variety and makiog oar papers individual. Last month and in the 
foregoing ne have touched In detail on only a few .ways. Others that 
come reedily to mind are: 

1. Distinctive color of paper as in THE MAN SAYS . 

2. Oatttan-lxng front covers as those of ELLISONIAN ECHOES. 

3. Different headings of TH3 MAIL POUCH. 

4. Uaur-; '.I size and composition as in MUSETTE. 

5. An objective as in WHO* 

6. Personal subject matter, as in DUTCH NFWS. 

7. A publication with a purpose as V2£S£3G:SR OE INSPIRATION. 
If you stop to think you can add other mer.hoaj : ,c these "Seven". 
Why not try to think before you write, print or mirroo agamV Decide 
how you can make your work different; and, '"hen;, strive for v-hat goal J 
We're sti^l trying after some 140 amateur putxicational Ev.i den ';."!. y 
we haven't reached our goal of being different. .. rbut, you can't say 
we aren't trying, 


three paragraphs cf an article by Robert H, Price, "Method or Madness n ; 

publiRhp.,1 ir b>ie January 1955 privately circulated issue of CAMPARI] 

X-PJU82 I 


- MAY 2 3 £/ 

?r»v foe?!' 

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Grace Moss Weitman, Publisher 
99^ Ocean Avenue, Brooklyn 26, N.Y. 
Number Sixty- two May 1956 


In native land, 

On southern God^.. 

And far acroas. the sea 
'Our country sons' 
. Have guarded- us 

More than' a century. 

Today they still 

Are guarding us 

And others sore In need 

In brotherhood 

Of human love 

Sans color, race or creed. 
L. Mabel Gould 


Mrs Lula 
in Stony 
"I would 
old songs 

The night wrapped the earth in its mantle 

As the busy day came to a close • . 

And lighted the evening candles ' .. 

That nothing should mar its repose . 

Then softly earth sank to its slumber 

Safe in the arms of night; , '. * 

Happy that naught should encumber 

Till dawn should follow with light. 

Dawn arid the wrappings 'are silver. ■.•-••' 

A misty 'cobwebby grey lace 

1/7 lth mystery enwrapping the sleeper . 
■ Vvhen the sun sought to peep at 'her face ; 

To peep' arid to peep once again dear, 

To woo with a fond lover's grace 

Till the earth with a shy blush awaken, dear, 

Uncovers the veil from her face, 

Steps forth with a pulse that is stirring 

The heart in her dear mother breast; 

The sun has won out in his wo'oing 

And- nature will make the bridal dress. 

Lula Cameron 
Cameron, Route 1, Glens Falls, Now York. Born March 24, 188.3 
Creek, New York. Married and has a daughter (39) • She writes: 
like to write a book about the old time hardship days, the 
and the humor of those days; write poems and collect alot 

of favorite ones; collect cooking recipes and make 
to. cover outdoor cookery, thrif thy budget odaja and 
Received the March Bundle and am very pleased with 
the poems. Thank you for membership card - my shut 
mjrJiusband ' s illneas, v. ill be made much pleasanter." 

up n book of t same 
nealo to oplufcgeora 
it. Like so many tf 
-in life, due- to :•", 



Number Seventy 1 

|5- JUL-2 ' 

Grace Moss Weitman, Publisher 
99^ Ocean Avenue 
Brooklyn 26, New York 




It's intriguing to be told that you are a fool, 
You look at yourself, wonder inr if it is true. 
The mirror reflects the lessons" learned in life's 
Some of it. laughter, much of it rue. 


Gazing at one's face in the mirror shows 
No content with one's self, nor quietude. 
Though one could speak of beauty in a rose ' 
We see none before the mirror so rude. ' 

This only arouses a temper such as mine, 
And galls me not to use its cutting tool; 
But the mirror cannot lie, much less malign: 
Is it wholesome to admit to being a fool?" 

Yet I am neither vanquished nor supine. 
Being a fool i a surely not a sin; 
A fool might be of character brave and fine. 
And, given time, he yet may rise and winl 

Martha M. Clark 

beflo" ^aS^n'T, 19 ? 1 St r,? lair Str8et ' Hacilt °n, Ohio.. Born Decern- 
?« *t \ 9 ? n P a y ton ' Chi0 - Married. No children. Has had poems 
in The American Bard, Candor, Poesy Book, Scimitar and Son? andPo- 
etry Digest.. Member of Poets-Haven and Ohio Writers LearSe' Her 
hobbles: poetry,, gardening, people (specially chilSen)?^ood books 
and music (although she does not play); loves to write to°?rionda 
near and far. "Poetry Is a way of life for me," she writes There 
jaa abig feature article with her picture "in the Cincinnati Enqu£er 
for January 22nd which concludes with: "since her firstoopnS^ 
in The Enquirer she has been printed in many magLines and papers 
and won various awards and honors; many of which she credits to^he 
ters III ha°s d"en G1 f°M- le ' ^ lfo ™ia, critic and patroness of w rit~ 
nlon\nfl !h?>?iS K f llnG ' bUt a rushln S» al ™>st impatient express" 
sion and shifting of Imagery which sometimes make her thoughts dif! 

InJi ^J apprehend. The two poems printed today are typical of Iter 
*ork as it comes fr.-o'shfron hor pen,'* '^ c 0i - aer 


/ aa 



G-race Moss Weitman, Publisher 
994: Ocean Avenue,, Brooklyn 26, New York 

k-PN4 82 7 


Pack up your memories, 
Store them in your chest of dreams; 
' Live only today with its beauties, 
Tomorrow is yet unseen. 

. Why live in the past 
Even though a loved one is gone? 
Each day is born anew 
As Heaven o'er spreads us each dawn. 

Do the winds cease blowing 
Because yesterday is gone? 
Do the streams stop flowing 
At the death of a fawn? 

So why not take each day just one at a time? 

Fill it with joy and love, 

For the world is full of sunshine 

And all God's glories above! 

With all the sorrows and pain we bear, 
If we will just do our part, 
God is ever so willing to share 
If we'll only let Him live in our heart. 

Anne M. Mitchell 

mm'tnt!*?!!!! A miTEJ> m l B0S PRESS association 

. .. (((< { i ( .-'??????? PUBLICATION 

????????????? ????? rUtfLlOAHUN - pN 

??? ??? H77Q Jw ° *" ' 

M? 'WHO ??? H ^ . Ur 

BtmtffiffwJJ! QQ ? r n Ce M0 ! 3 Weitman > Publisher 

?????????????????? Number 74 October 1956 


MY LIFE t 6- M ni/ **"* 

.' '■ . 

My life is not in vain: 
Among the splendor of these rugged hills 
I have had time to watch a passing cloud 
And hear the murmur of secluded rills. 
I ve heard the raindrops spatter on the roof 
And known the heat of Summer's sweltering sun. 
I have two lovely daughters, maidens fair, 
And I have a stalwart, handsome son. 
I ve viewed the harvest moon in Autumn sky, 
On wooded paths I've felt the cooling breeze, 
Strolled hand in hand with God in solitude, 
And listened to 'the sermon of the trees. 

Aubrey Myers 

Aubrey Myers, Alton, Indiana. Born June 2, 1909 in Adalrville, Ken- 
!£'-F re !*' Jas-twin^aughters-4l7> and- a- simple) in the air 

force. Has had poems in Section VIII, Rutland Herald, Caxton Poetry 
5SI n«i'« Louisville Herald, Poetry Caravan, Scout, Poesy Book, Candor, 
The Colored Harvest, People's Fair, Caxton Press Anthology, Poets of 
America Anthology and Scimitar and Song. She writes J "1 am interest- 
ed in good music (a Liberace fan); I have several piano. pupils, not 
because I am qualified to teach but there is no other teacher in the 
community, so I do the best I can, otherwise the children would have 
no chance to study music. I can teach through third grade music. Also 
Play the violin a little. Writing is my hobby ~ a fSll time hobby. 

fwf Pen K-,5 r u? elg 5 t t0 ten hours » flve da y s a ™ ee * at it, including 
the publishing of my mimeographed magazine, CHALLENGE, a new Writers' 
Magazine. The September was the first issue, therefore it is not 
perfect, but I hope to improve with each issue. A course in creative 
writing has been especially written for CHALLENGE by Bud Lelesch 
which will be announced in the October issue." 

(Editor's Note-Subscription price to CHALLENGE is #2.00 per vear. 
Single copies, 25 Cents.) ' 

* # # # H- * « 


U nited club of mutual ideas, 
N ear and far whose love never ends, 
I interested in each other's 
T rials and success like brothers, 
E ach and every one to me is dear, 
D elightful, de Lovely, each one a peer. 

Nina Phalen 



?????? Grace Moss Weitman, Publisher 

WHO 994- Ocean Avenue 

?????? Brooklyn 26, New York 

???????????? Number Seventy- five X-PN48 2 7 

?????????????????? November 1956 ■ **- ffUl 


So many miles lie in the gap 

So widely In the way 
And each one with its tiny trap 

To detour and to stay. 

At night my mind goes flying home 

3y some illusion's hand 
Where I in childhood used to roam 

Through that most magic land. 

For there within the mountain's arms 

Whiie v-iewi-ng-ifertu r& J s- w o r th 
We felt that all her verdant charms 

Were our own private earth. 

My steps are short... and the miles so deep 

Which stretch the gap I find - 
But I may scale them in my sleep - 

And travel home in mind. 

Leslie Russel Foor 

Mrs Gertrude Swisher, 7015 West 173rd Place, Tlnley Park, Illinois. 
Born October 17, 1888 in Chicago. Married. Has a son (38) and four 
grandchildren. Has had poems in Garden Glories (1954), Wake of the 
Ne-rfr of the Tribune, Legion Magazine and Illinois Club Woman. She 
writes: Liy hobby- -slipper collection—lecture on same. Story-telling 
hour for children. Past President of American Legion Auxiliary, 
Garden Club, Woman's Society of Christian Service, Tinley Park P.T.A., 
Ladies Aid, Life Member of Woman's Club. Served as Publishing Chair- 
man of all above mentioned. Magazine Route for Shut-Ins. Indian 
Missionary work. Was nurse when single. I have walked on crutches 
for over thirty years due to an accident. I drive my own car and 
have lived a normal life. Have done everything any other person 
wo-.ud have done who was not in my condition— life has been full and 

Dare the thing impossible 

Force your dreams to live. 

Human hearts are happiest 

Y/hen they serve and give. 
Ella B. Dixon 



United Amateur Press Association 



Due to conditions 
printed in time to 
are enlisting the 
it, to present in 
originated by Lorr 
form. Entries mus 
Lorraine G-ood, 655 
will go her book - 
because it appears 


beyond our control CHICAGO MINIATURE! 
reach the Mailer for the June Bundle 
aid of cur good stand-by Eddie Daas, if he can make 
this one page edition a lovely new poetry pattern 
aine Good. She is offering a CONTEST following this 
t be received by August 31, 1956, addressed to 
N. Parkside Ave., Chicago 44, 111. To 3 WINNERS 
"Deep Emerald" . She has called it THE RHOMBUS - 
almost diamond shaped in its presentation.... 


Give me your tears. 
Smiles are such fallow things - 
Trinkets the heart has easily exchanged, 
when from these moments x ove becomes estranged, 
Tears would be heirloom strings - 
Pearls for the years 
To covet 

--Lorraine Good 

Eight lines Rhyme scheme abeddeba .... 

Scansion of lines, syllables in sequence of 3 4 6 10 T.0 6 4 3 

We hope you enjoy trying this RHOMBUS -f -arm, and look -forward to-&ntries 

Also, we would like to tell you about our Mary Hill. She now cherishes 
a blue ribbon with "First Award" on it in silver. This is an Award of 
Excellence, in recognition of outstanding creative ability in the Crea- 
tive Writing Contest of 1955-1956 of the 3rd district of the Illinois 
Federation of Women's Clubs, and was given for originality and humor. 
Mary tells us, "Needless to say I am very happy about it." So are all 
of us of the CHICAGO MINIATURES staff! Truly "right proud". Here it 
is . • • 


The cuckoo and the old antique 
Are jealous of each other 
And no matter what the time, 
Disagree with one another. 
Old Seth Ihomas on the • ;vall 
Has been through times both 

good and bad, 
Has wagged there eighty yervrs 

or more, 
And seen the household glad 

and sad. 

Cuckoo claims prestige, if you please, 
Because he came from overseas. 
Now if old Thomas strikes out three 
When rightfully the hour is four, 
Then spitefully cuckoo strikes teni 
And back3 right in and slams the door. 
The faithful electric points its hands 
CorKoctily as the hour stands, - 
But 0, I love the other two, 
They are so much like me and you J 

— Mary Hill 

v.e sincerely hope to have our full publication in the July Bundle. 
Editor: Alice Julian, 4203 8* Winchester Ave., Chicago 15, Illinois. 




Eva R. Hartley 

120 Washington Avenue 

Wheeling, West Virginia 



Mrs. Phyllis Holder Lyons resides in 
Belle, U. Va, with her husband, Kenneth, 
and three daughters. She attended school 
here and before her marriage held a sec- 
retarial position at DuFont, and for a 
number of years afterward. 

Mrs. Lyons cannot remember when she 
did not find a strange unequaled Joy at 
reading anything poetical. She likes to 
write on various subjects. Here is her 
poem, SO YOUNG - SO WISE: 

Is it true he is only a spirit? 

My answer danced in her eyesj 

Yet a mother's truth, a mother's heart 

Grieves when a fairy-dream dies. 

You walk from the room more slowly » 
Too brief have been the eight years; 
You whisper good night more softly, 
Lest you startle the anxious tears. 

From childhood's Christmas enchantment 
Has vanished a precious part. 
The Spirit remains - in this she believes 
May it keep young, her heart. 

Mr. President, we are very much inter- 
ested in your Amendments and your Message. 
We hope you will be our President again. 

Yum, yam, Martha Williams, I can taste 
that maple syrup. Good eating I 

Some of our new publications were very 
good, especially PATIENT or IMPATIENT and 

We have enjoyed YOURS TRULY. Luman 
Wesley Colton's humor is missing this time 
but LOVE takes its place very nicely. 

WINDFALL is always outstanding and much 
enjoyed, KANSAS ■ GAY FEATHERS and others , 

Thanks, Eddie and Irrca, for printing 
some of my "contest poem3 u . All those 
guides to New York have received consider- 
able attention. To attend the ' Convention 
for the first time and to see New York 
the first timo would be something', I 
^am very much interested in reading a prog- 
ram. You folks always have such fun, I 

— Eva-R-. Hartley 

Mrs. Juanita H. Nolte 
2609 Hess Avenue 
Warwood, Wheeling, W. Va. 


Tiny blossoms come from hiding 
Dressed in colorful array, 

Basking in the warmth of sunshine, 
Glad awakening on display. 

Genesis of efflorescence 

Captivating. . .spiraling, 
White and purple... pink and yellow 

Lovely heralding of Spring. 


Moonbeams'. Shining silvery rays 
Spreading Earth's expanse it seems, 
Never ceasing to amaze. 
Moonbeams '. 

Quiet, rippling brooks and streams 
Lend enchantment as we gaze 
At reflected salvor fleams 
Frcm the moon's hypnotic rays. 
Silvery streaks at night redeems 
Quiet, unimpressive days. 
Moonbeams I 


The little boy was running 
Up the street one day, 

A steady gust of wind 

Had blown his hat away. 

He showed determination 
■^s he chased his hat. 

It bounced alcng the street 
Just like an acrobat. 

The moral of the story is I 
Each and every "no,.. 

To ready your goal takes courage 
And yet..oit can be fun. 

There once was a lady refined, 

But at chac: she was inclined. 

When matter.-j v.-jre muddled 

She'd get befuddled 

And make up her face. her mind. 

— Juanita H. Nolte 





Eva R.. Hartley " 

120 Washington Avenue 

•Wheeling, West Virginia 


Mrs. Juanita H_, 
MAY-JUNE, 1P56 Waiwood, Wheeling, 


Her heart anticipates the spring 

For youth still giofci on -jar 3 worn face; 

She trills the' co;oe l-he 'Oerier sing, 

Her heart anticipates the 8|ring« 

Forsyt.hia ar.d green tfLn£s haing 

To bar a warmth of Gq&'s stfeei; grace, 

Her heart anticipates the spring 

For youth still glows on care-worn face. 



Baubles, satin, lavender hair 
Make-up too heavy, weary with caro 
Aging, trying, to be debonaire. 

Billboards, pesters, long, long ago 
Showing a beauty, flagrantly so 
"Stunning", "Gorgeous", "The Hit of the 

Show" . 

Grandma dislikes my modern dresses, 
Yet she adores my "golden tresses"; 
The Buribsek clothes she claims are frightful 

Good times, fast times, ever so gay 
Darling of nightspots;, toast of Broadway 
Money, glamour, high living held sway. 

With jackets they are quite delightful I 

She tags the frozen foods "suspicious" 
While tin-can goods are most delicious i 
A home-made cake is much preferred 
Not "ready-mix" with water stirred. 

Smart scenes must undergo revision 
Before she praises television. 
Oh, mc, I'm filled with indignation, 
At Grandma's lack of education! i 

Lenora Frank's SUMMER SUN is unique. Try 
another garden this year, for 

There's joy 

In planting seeds; 

The tender sprouts and burst 

Of flaming bud rekindle fires 

Of faith t 

D-wnward, heartsick, daylight to dawn 
Once a groat beauty, new aged and drawn 
Friendless, tired, nothing to pawn. 

Handouts, castoffs, nothing within 

"Lady of Broadway", now a "has been" 

Skid row... haven... but what might have been. 


BAND Da-fN. . . 
HAND IN ... 
Hall) OVER .. 
HANDS 0?F .. 

I-5SAJS m 'Mm. 

with nrcoa&aiB 


I have made a resolution to read a poem 

every day. Haven't broken it yet. It 

may be the same poem I have read bofcre. 

Try carrying a few clippings of interest- OOPS'. 

ing subjects to read and then snatch a 

moment now and then. It helps to beautify There was a young lady named Dawn 

the day. 

Thanks for all the nice cards and letters 
to co-editors and to me about our p?-per, 
A vacation is 2 weeks that are 2 short 
but xea/e you 2 tired 2 return 2 work r.nd 
"2 b-co>.o. -ot 2, Try itl 

— Error R. Hartley 

Who danced all over the lawn 
The neighbors all glared 
Because the gal dared 
To SflfVa nothing but her radio on. 

— Ju-mitA T 4«..I'Jnlte 


^^rV" _ 'tw- A,:P ' A ° M u s E T T B— CHRISTMAS' Vol. #2 *}'<&'* 

* Winter Editor-Margie Zimmerman 1956. 

»« < » fl lll l« l ltl ) imm» HH) < l» «mHH I I»m t B< HHHHI*«»>HHiJHHHm»m;«« 

Mntthcw-3:9 lo, the star, which they saw in the 
East, wont before then, till it cane and stood over 
where the young child was. 


The star of Christmas lights the earth, 

And men remember Jesus' birth; 

And praise the lord in heaven above, 

The Christ, who spread goodwill and love.' 

Men worship Christ, who cano to die; 
The King that man did crucify, 
God's Son, who rose up from the grave, 
The Master cone to seek and save, 

/' The star of Christmas lights the earth, 

And men remember Jesus' birth; 

And know the peace bestowed on all 

Who worship, Christ, born in a stall* 

Luke 3*40 & 52 And the child grew and waxed strong 
in spirit filled with wisdom "nd the grace of God was 
upon Him. And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, 
""vi/ and ln favor with God and man. 

/ /i^ v 

/ The Christchild grew strong I He performed miracles \/ 

/ yV Ho P reachofi thG Gospel 'of love, peace and goodwfp/u 
y ( He died upon the cross, so that man could believe),! 
j J : and bo free of sin through salvation. He rose &>V j~ 7' 
again, so that man could rise and overcome dcathfX < .'if 
with their Lord, He lives in Heaven and cares for - If 
His own r He loves His children! He supplies our needsH 
He listens to the prayers of those who believe in His 
saving grace and follow HIM. He is coning again to 
receive His church I Ho leads us through each day. Ho 
gives us each New Yearl Let us use our time to s^pttaay 

goodwill and peace { Let us remember the Christchiiai,'^ 
et us start the New Year with our Lord at our sidoX X- 

Anothcr Year is YOURS and MINE I 

A year is as a snowy lamb, 
Entrusted in our care, 
Given by a loving Lord: 
A lamb of promise rare I 

"Sbed it YflJ = B5ff 1 '8 Holy Word." 
Strengthen/ 1* with prayer. 
Guard it wrth each talent true A 
■ttaco will come to me and you. 



Edited By A Member Of 









The Complete and Authentic Life of JESSE JAMES, 
together with all known and verified data about 
this daring border bandit, his brother Frank 
James, aid his notorious companions- the Younger 
brothers By CARL W. BRIEHAN, United Amateurs... 
of Saint Louis, Missouri. On Sale. ...$4.50. 

Saint Louis UNI'iED AMATEURS has an autographed 
copy, for its Library. The Librarian.. Pat Prow. 


The years may come the years may go, 
But fond memories will linger on; 
Just what it is I would like to know, 
So outstanding about the year just gone. 

I'll never forget the night that I met. 
Fellow members of the U.A.P.A.; 

At their first meeting I just set 

Back to hear what others had to say. 

But I am not a stranger any more, 

And like the others I have paid my dues; 
I find that now even I can take the floor 
To debate an issue on either side I choose. 


You never know what's in a house, 

Till the doors are open wide; 
You cannot tell from the street 
what lies just inside. 

You never know what' 3 in a heart, 
Till you have seen its test; 

There may be tilings beyond your grasp 
The things that are the best. 

You never know the thoughts of him 
Whose clothes to you look bad; 

You never know his story, 
It may be glad or sad. 

You never know the other side, 

And maybe he can't tell; 
His life may be like heaven, 

Or it maybe perfect hell. 

So don't you use snap judgment. 
Of him not dressed so fine; 

There may be in the rough you see, 
An angel most refine. 

A» a D * vaiVc to, ou * . t be paper 

„ ig enough to ££ B-oy e. «** you see, ...... 

They are ** to hi t a ^ had 6n0 oJ ; % heir fam^_ 

mov want t" . -— -— 1~ 

o o 

O g 



Where the spoken word has caused 
The best of friends to part 
The unspoken word 

Cannot cause the broken hea-t 






Booh* When the M E top comes rolling into town, how excited can a/K 
OESr'lC mar<1UeeS ann0unaed tne WW famous trape.e performer! THE FLYING 

«.! , G °" y : J ° 0U1 ^ See them nOW flying through the air with the greatest of ease Mo 
Mta below ? oucn the* if they fell hurtling below. ....80... .100 feet. And to top off the 
"6 cirens there were elephantB, Blephant B that could stand on their trunks. 2nd Hons 
and Srocious , lfT e-,-. who snapped when the lion tamer flicked that mighty v;hip{ And caged *in 
hie nouse of solid glass.,, .that awesome, terrific GARGANTUA. ^ 

o««*«* ' 0h •'"' ^ ere were P eanut vendors, and ice-cream and hotdog hucksters, Balloons 
*^aa everywhere under the big top. And down there - in the three rings below .ere all 
fe^dS of act. S c,j „ a t the sarae time. My mouth was filled with peanuts. My eyes were 
fiHert with •£. Hy back tingled from the excitement the circus band blared out. 
tKetv ,.,„,;. ,w J5" 8B ° 11 of sawdust and manure, gaily bedecked horses trotted through 
tnci, e xcky teats of wonder. Pretty girls, bared in saucy places flitted about emilin* 
waving , ta»*i«S. «*!« the funny clowns tripped themselves up and down the aisles; to trim 
the tarferwJ* W i, r jnS t being at the circus blends, into the all too short hours. 

W.-...X1 IOTA OT^Sa SasSw m ° meUt '" '.T^" ^ ringmaster. "LADIEKES AND OfflSUt- 
fS?" ;il 4 ■ "„!, ^ E ASUHI,.,..,...» And there they were. THE FLYING ORSINia 1 . Yos, 

;"' " fefit «-''«K> feet.... making their way smoothly, deftly, quickly ...up., .up. . 

n. into *e spaces. . Their strongly built bodies reflect under the bright lights of 'the ' 
*lf..'*2;- P£ rip ?? ln f mu ^ cl(;s r strength and a seemingly endless vitality. . .till at last .00. ,ike aaen miniatures. ..dwarfs. ..up at the very peak of the big top... .waiting 
/ vijv? lo vhe j^nod packed audience below. And the spotlight bright upon them, the ba^d" 
W , v '; .^ P . a .r°fil JOr th ° se are not amateurs of the high and mighty trapeze. They are 
perfect ioaista performers of daring and intrigue. 

few ... • Th !. SUy WtP !\ h0M taut ° The air 'suddenly stilled as for a breathless moment 
that s,ingmg fiyire ca.ches his mate by strong wrists, and flips him back, hack to the 
hanging, waiting platform. ' 

. , , _ ; tfc rain my eyes, fearful lest I miss some awe-inspiring somersault; hotdog in 
,™c?,r,'^ S ln the °ther.,..for now one stands alone. JOUR OF THE FLYING 

0RS7HX. make r'aady to do a special feat of daring. 

SDKUKBt and without v/arning... there is a helpless grab for the swinging grips.., 
ae guy Hires hanging in midair... sag... staggeringly, collapse. Electrified seconds, the 
horror :.nd realist ion smashes at our senses. Down.... down... down. ..four human bodies plunge 
in screaming &n&ui3h to the sawdust covered earth. 

Sears and shouts of hysteria sweep through the crowd of the big top while still 
stunned d> one hand of fates sudden appearance of death. ..the band tries to overcome the 
passion of with a march of triumph. 

Today, in Saint L„ui3 UNITED MMWSURS, we are deeply honored to have with us the 
lasc li-ing performer of THE FLYINT. ORSINIS. teould you like to know the story behind that 
fatal fail in 1945i Watch the April Issue of THE CORDUROY PATCH. You will be amazed a B I 
was,. You will be thrilled as I am. 

1 ' 


hat hvyoeaa t hat matters - hot how wa ll you take 

e_sj>ij^_human_ pr ■ .iudicoi 





Official Organ of The United Amateur Press Association 

From The Editor 

From month to month, the 
UAPA bundle is made up of a 
varying number of papers which 
are published by members of the 
organization. Many of these 
carry the works of "guest" wri- 
ters; others are cooperative pub- 
lications. Therefore, it is my 
feeling that nearly everyone can 
find an outlet for his works and 
The United Amateur should be 
mainly reserved for the follow- 
ing: (1) Officers" Report; (2) Ar- 
ticles about members; (3) Tips on 
writing, publishing, printing and 
selling; and (4) anything else in 
the world of Amateur Journal- 
ism which is of interest to our 
members. , . 

It is with this policy in mind 
that I have planned this issue 
and the forthcoming Summer 


Elizabeth Hamilton was born 
in Plymouth, Yarmouth County, 
Nova Scotia. On her maternal 
side of the house she is of Nor- 
man French blood; on her pater- 
nal, Irish and Scotch. She was 
educated at Common Grammer 
School and also has an academic 
education. She is a student of 
ancient, medevial and modern 
history, a lover of mythology, 
and a wide reader of poetry from 
the Classics to those of today. 
She is a member of the Interna- 
tional Mark Twain Society; The 
Lyceum Literary Circle of Tas- 
mania before it disbanded during 
World War II; the I.O.O.L-, the 
Auxilary of the I.O.O.F., M. U. 
of Acadia District over 45 years. 
She married Captain Daniel 
Hamilton, who was a yacht 
Continued on page 3 

WAY 15 

""x? 1957 

Poetry is thought held together with-words 



OHEERIOj Heat wishes to all MEMBERS. 


Floating clouds lined with sunset's gold: 

Swiftly loll behind sky-rimmed trees, 
. Bare, gray, silently wait for budding leaves 

Tb burst forth and always gently unfold; 

And spread green dress over warming earth 

Mothering her young and tender birth, 

Gladly, expecting mankind welcome 

Its natural, life-giving rich food, 

Timed by winds fresh and sunshine's mood, 

Smiling glances through soft tears of raim; 

Never forsaking. <• . and f.rever again 

Spills the soft, sweet breath of Spring, 

Here in New England we patiently await yearly tree-tapping, as 
the March winds and snow still clings to the hills. But one sure 
sign of these sturdy patriots is their supreme patience which is 
their prize. 

Coming as a stranger, was deeply i.-rressed with the patient care 
of their animals. Never have I heard loud, harsh words, or treatment 
of a straying cow, or sheep. Whloh is the perfect answer to large 

Nearly every home provides feeding trays for our birds, which in 
variety is over a thousand, including the delicate ospray in thiB 
state. Living under these ageless mountains, Kind hearts are the 
gardens, Kind thoughts are the roots, Kind words are the blossoms, 
Kind deeds are the reward, M.L.W. 

The passing of our member Estella Scharf of Wheeling, West Vir- 
ginia, prompts me to say, 

Another honored voice from our Bundle, 

No longer will be heard: 

Called home to her Saviour 

She so faithfully served. 

May perpetual peace and light 

shine upon her. 


And members do not forget to send your Laureate poems, stories 
and editorials to G-reon Mountain Oheer, who will gladly and carefully 
record their merit. Have received a few, but hope many more truly 

worthy poets will swell this award* 

Laureate Recorder 

^(/ r^ ^i f« ^ / X ( 7 * V '••*•■ «*5 '/J- 



5- MAY 15 


Grace Moss Weitman, Publisher 
994 Ocean Avenue- Brooklyn 26, New York 

Number Seventy-eight February 1957 


Poems are written all along the road of life, 
About the things that chance to catch your eye. 
Poets write about their friends, 
Some write about the sky. 
The animal lover writes about pets, 
The sentimentalist of love, 
It Is not strange the astronomer, 
Should choose the heavens above. 
Poems express the thoughts of life_, 
Whatever they may be, 

Whether of books or cooks or flowers or bowers, 
Or of the stormy sea. 
Poems are great in that they bring, 
Men, women, and children, so many grand things. 

Alys M. Brown 

Alys M. Brown, 136 Lincoln Street, Montclair, New Jersey. Born 
July 16, 1936 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, she writes: "When I was 
four, my parents moved to Montclair where I later attended the 
public schools from elementary to high and . graduated in June 1954. 

Upon graduation I was fortunate enough to receive two scholarships 

one from the College Women's Club of Montclair and the other from 
New York University, where I am now studying. At the present time 
I am a Junior and am looking forward to graduation in June, 1958. 
After that I shall teach nursery school or the early elementary 
grades . 

My religion is Methodist, the church I grew up in. Through my 
church I first became interested in teaching. Before I began college 
I taught Bible School, Sunday School, and Youth Fellowship. Baby- 
sitting also aided me in my choice of a life-time career. In ad- 
dition I have worked in a camp, as a helper on a farm with eight 
young children, and have held classes for children in my neighbor- 
hood in art, music, and rhythms. My field work as part of my courses 
in Education at the University ha* - , been very valuable. 

In addition to my school woric, I am emplo yed part time by the 
New York Historical Society, where I assist in the library. Although 
some parts of this work are very interesting to me, I am still 
devoted to the teaching profession. 



Grace Moss Weltman 
• . Publisher 

:99^ Ocean Avenue 
Brooklyn 26, New York 
Number Seventy-nine 
March 1957 

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No fried foods or noodles, . nor yet mashed potatoes, 
/ But lettuce and cabbage and juicy tomatoes, 

No pastries or soft drinks, no jellies or sweets, 
But apples and peaches and carrots and meats. 

No dressing but lemon, 

No sauces at all; 

Just crackers or Ry-Crlsp 

When hunger pangs call. 

No fried chops or toacon, nor yet bread and butter, 
But tolled eggs and spinach I eat with a shudder. 
No pecans^or walnuts, no Shipped cream" or ham hocks, 
But flat tasting salads and clear broth of meat stocks. 

No cream in my coffee, 

No 'snacks before bed; 

Just mis'ry and hunger 

For pounds to be shed. 

Ella Mae Forrest 

Ella Mae Forrest, l308f West State Street, New Castle, Pennsylvania 
Birthday May 26th. Married. Children: Sharon Lynn (I) anSlllIn (Q) 
w^! S x rl i lnS (m ° stiy P° etr y)» wading, puzzles (especially oSobb- 

^ , io^^srriroSi o s 1 tiT society - inUsted il ">* 

7° r iQOT 1 lJi V S?' ? 22 , N * v- 9 } st Terrace > Miami 38, Florida. Born July 
7 T ' q 19 ° 3 \ n Missouri. Married. Has a married son Patrick (25) in 

oa^er! aVa i iv^ C °P 3 ' HES i ad , P ° ems ln Chlld Life and locil news- 
papers. Likes prize contests (the 25 additional words or less va- 
riety), sewing, gardening, traveling and Audubon Bird trips! 

Au^sf S Utm w?^w 83 VS^ 0b Str ! 6t ' Wh ? elln 6> West Virginia. Birthday, 
wtinn n'r v, j£ ' J °5 bl f B ' stamp coll ectlng„ has a beautiful col- 
lection of handkerchiefs from the u. S. and far away places. Writes 

Si^ tt f?? S r; Sfc Is Librarian ot the Greater Wheeling Council of 
Churches which has a wonderful library of religious- films. 

The earth's a garden of Eden, 
• When good. people do the. weed' ni 

Lbreta" Inman 


5- AUG 15 




W H 


'■1111 II III 

Grace Mobs Weitman, Publisher 
994 Ocean Avenue Brooklyn 26, N. Y. 

Number Ei-3b.ty-.0ne May 1957 

«■ ^ «* 



Dedicated to our eldest son, Guy 

He loved to watch the stars at night, 
That lad of nine. 

In letters hone, he told how bright, 
When oft at guard, in pale moonlight, 
With clouds that drifted Overhead, 
In silence, when all the earth seemed dead; 
He walked his beat, in measured tread, 
•That ladof mine, 

Nov? I stand out and look at stars, 
Ohl lad of nine, . 
And wonder if some day these bars, 
These tiny, whirling, glistening stars, 
That hide from us the future scenes, 
Would bo one day to us the means 
Of seeing through ethereal air, 
To one lone star away up there, 
And ohl what joy I then shall share, 
That lad of mine. 
\ Hope F. Bemiss 

Hope F, Bemiss, 726 Eleventh Street N. E., Mason City, Iowa. Born 
August 11, 1891 in St. Ansgar, Iowa. Married. Has a son Clair (37). 
The eldest son, Guy, was killed in an explosion on Aircraft Bennlng-. 
ton, May 26, 1954- , after seventeen years as Naval Chief photographer, 
was eleven years in an orpb -an's home, she worked at home as"a choc- 
olate dipper. Likes reading, esw trig, cards, flowers, shows, music, 
birds and youngsters. President Unit and County Press and Secretary 
of the American Legion Auxiliary. 

Clara Biehl Bonander, 2354 North Elston Avenue, Chicago 14, Illinois. 
Born March 27, 1912 in Indiana Harbor, Indiana. Married. Her hob- 
bies are collecting fine- and unusual Cat and Kitten figurines, in 
•ohlna, glass, ivory, irc-r^ bronze, etc, . Cat photos, cards. Jewelry, 
scarfs, hankies, potholders, etc., anything -pertaining to cats. She 
iritis: "My next big interest is the FRIENDSHIP TRAV3LEER CLUB, the • 
largest pen pal and hobby club in the world. 'My husband and I have 
a tool design and mo chine 9 bog/- 1 worked ten years as a 'lady' ma- 
chinist. Although my college interest was in chemistry, I now would 
like to write and publish - sell, if I can make the grade." 



Grace Moss Weltman, Publisher 
994 Ocean Avenue, Brooklyn 26, New York 
Number Eighty-two June 1957 

ft 1X3 

5- SEP- 3 
Cow ,-^1957 


Always, ever in Thy sight, 
We believe, with all our might. 
Thou are watching ever near - 
'Tis this thought destroys our fear. 
When in. doubt, our hearts are blue, 
We turn to Thee, our hopes renew. 
From the very day of birth, 
Passing through this life on earth. 
All the wonders we behold 
The miracle of life unfold. 
Ever wondering on through life ^ 

We seek Thy gui&ftfcge in our strife. 

Louis Gould 
* * fe * * 


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Myrtle Lain, Star Route North, Roach, Missouri. Born October 17, 
1896 in Camden County, Missouri. Single. She writes: "As a child, 
not quite five, I started to school in a little log school house 
near where I now live. After one term my parents moved from Missouri 
to the Indian Territory. That ended going to school for me until 
1909 after our final return to Missouri. However, there was little 
school for me after that, as we lived so far from the school house 
that I could not attend. But a desire for education in me was strong 
enough to surmount obstacles; I studied at home, with help when 
possible . 

Fortunately, for me, I had the help of friends, Mr. and Mrs. 
Arthur Connell; he a Missouri University graduate and she a college 
graduate. I managed to graduate from the eighth grade in the same 
school where I had started, with about the highest grade average in 
Camden County. But not exactly with the blessings of our County 

frowned on my home-study and hated like sin to 
In fact, he didn't; he refused to but several 
Superintendent found out about it and issued a 

Superintendent. Ho 
give me a diploma, 
years later another 
delayed diploma. 

My education has 

been furthered through commercial training and 

home-study with the Indiana University. I've dabbled with other 
training courses in writing but something seems always to happen to 
prevent finishing what I undertake. 

My writing started with a bit of reporting for my County news- 
paper and writing contest letters on given topics. Believe I won my 
first check around 1930 and following that I won several prizes and 
sold several articles to David C. Cook Publishing Company, Phila- 
delphia, Baptist Sunday School Board, Nashville, and a few other re- 
ligious publications. Have sold to a few Folklore Magazines and 

??????????? .1 UNITED jiSttTSUR PRESS ASSOCIATION PU3LIC-»Tlt)i8- QQ T . j 

? ? • i,; "** _""-.."■ " 

? ? Grace Moss '..eitman, Publisher 

? ? „ 

•? 7i HO? 994 Ocean *>venue, Brooklyn 26, Sew York 

? ? • X- FN 4827 

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? ? Number Eighty- three July 1957 U. 


************** ******** ****** *****«********##* 


To the many members who sent me greeting cards and letters on my 
birthday, my hc-artfelt thanks for your kindness in making the day 
a most joyous one. I also wish to thank the Convention delegates 
who signed the mammoth pest-card while they were enjoying the 
hospitality of the Milwaukee members. 

Grace M03S .icitman 


*» wallov/ing tide of effervescent lava 
Flows over my innocent tender soul, 
Searing the gre^n shoots of budding hope 
That strives to touch the fleeing goal. 

Cancerous rat? agonizing bleeding ulcers 

Thrive at the core of my wounded heart; 

-*nd I flee from all human companionship; 

There to weep copiously my drops of blood apart. 

Mo hope, the incessant cry within; 

That beats like driving hail upon a field of wheat 

To dash it madly to its mighty destination; 

-md wrings from me a broken lamblike bleat. 

I lay as pallid dead upon a pain wracked bod, 

Seeing no future, endearing no past, 
Until the floods of fiery thoughts abate, 
*»nd mind and weary spirit repose at last. 

Joeephine 3uck 

birs Josephine 3uck, Route 1, Box 301, ..ostflcld, Indiana. Bern 
M^rch 26, 1905 in Greenfield, Indiana. Divorced. Has had poems 
in Poets Corner, Inc., and local papers. Liv-i-s on a farm. Has a 
Shepherd dog. Collects er.r-rings ~nd view cards. Lcveo to sew, 
especially quilts. Think Christmas and faster should be conse- 
crated to meditation and net commercialized. 

George Henry Kay, ? 0~3ex 142, Lake Mills, ..isconsin. Born June 29, 
1006 in Cook Countv, Illinois. Single. Little interests except in 
printing and publishing. Som^ reading, writing and correspondence. 
Published a poetry magazine while publisher of a weekly newspaper . 
in Minnesota. Presently, -and for /i^troral. y&nre, ^Unotype opozrXQt 
on a weekly newspaper. 


5 -DEC -6 
Copy 1957 



W - Grace Mesa Weltman, Publisher 

H - 994- Ocean Avenue, Brooklyn 26, Now York 

- Number Eighty-Five September 1957 


Under the Autumn mrrn the grapes x 

Turn red. Tho crrn wears yellrw hair. 
The loaves put en their gayest dress 
As if going abrrad somewhere. 
Pumpkins along their lewly rows 
Turn yellow, like precious grid. 
Chipmunks burrow beneath tho fence 
Preparing against the c r ld. 
Autumn is just tho day before 
Summer displays her beauties last. 
She slowly closes the season's door 
Against the W inter's blast. 
She takes some of the beauty 
Like secret perfumed lace 
Wrapped in gauze of recollections 
And stored in memory's vase. 

It keeps the heart warm from other hours ,,-■"" 
When stems were bright and green — 
Before the blanket of Winter 
Casts his chill across the scene. 
George Jay Crawford 

George Jay Crawford, 34 Dover Court, San Carlos, California. Born 
December 31, 1899 in Elkton, Kentucky. Married. His father, the 
late Dr. John Samuels Crawford, L.L. rsy.o, noted Evangelist. His 
mother, Nelly 3. Wright Crawford, singer, musician, religious teach- 
er and writer, one time correspondent and nrted poet. Has a D.D. 
degree in School of Theology, B.B. in Busines Administration J 
D. Lit. "Honorary Citation" in Fireside Academy. He writes: 

tho of my is 

Greatness Littleness Immense 

"I am a cardiac completoly-pormanently disabled. Can have no visi- 
tors nor public contact. Confined t<- my room and bed most of the 
time with only occasional respite. Then in great danger account cf 
physical condition. And I doubt if there is a younger vigorous 
perse n in this country who lives as highly and deeply as I from the 
beauties and eternal source of life, n^r one who has a firmer hope 
nor more abiding Faith in the hereafter from experience than 
Your humble servant*'* 



Eva R. Hartley 

120 Washington Avenue 

Wheeling, West Virginia 


Hi, Everybody: A delightful Convention is 
just over. Olive Roberts, Ann and I are 
sailing across Lake Michigan from Milwaukee 
to Muskegon, 

First, Olive and I thank all members 
who sent us July Birthday cards, ^o me, 
that Milwaukee card is now a living picture 
since I have seen everyone who signed it. 
,J - his was my first Convention. I encourage 
all of you to attend. You will go home 
wxth twice the enthusiasm. With a Secre- 
tary whose heart is right there , a new 
President with a desire to succeed, our 
UAPA should come through the year in a 
fine wayl 

Ann & I arrived at Knickerbocker Wed., 
at U« 30 P. M. Eddie Daas called and invi- 
ted us to dinner with Olivo Roberts, Mo., 
and Maud Curtis, Ga. Such a meal. Eddie 
D.ias was the first out-of -Wheeling UAPA 
mumber I had met. That night, we had our 
"liet-to-gether" . It was real fun to meet 
other meabers, Ycu need never worry over 
being lonesome at a Convention, it is im- 
possible After ten minutes, with that 
ribbon pinned on, you walk around and grasp 
the hand of each person. 

I enjryed the business meetings. Wo 
heard "greetings" from absent and thought- 
ful members, the weak points and the strong 
ones. Various motions were passed. It 
was a privilege to serve jn the Resolutions 
Committee as I learned about the machinery 

of our Organization and mot new people: . 
At one afternoon meeting, each member road 
a story or some poems. Evening meetings 
were educational - a "conversation fest" 
always followed. Such a clatter I 

Sat. noon was the Grace Moss Wcitman 
ham-luncheon. Thank you, Grace. 

Irma R otici, our efficient Convention 
Chairman, presented the speaker. Later, 
Bill Ellis announced HIS Program in which 
many impromptu talks were given. Again 
the talents blazed forth: Bouquets of baby 
roses adorned tables, a tiny typewriter and 
lif-3 savers at each plate. THANKS TO ALL 

Eddie, here wo come, folded ready for 
mailing. * hanks. Eva R. Hartley 

Mrs. Juani-i 

2609 Hess Ave., Warwood 

Wheeling, West Virginia 


SBho slowly rocked as twilight came 
absorbed in deepest thought 

Her white hair framed a solemn face 
Which loneliness had ■wrought. 



He wont into a restaurant 
The waitress brought his pie 

Ho took a bite and acowled a bit 
And muttered "Me, oh myli" 

Ho asked "What kind of pie is this?" 
She said "I ask of you, 

What do you think your pie tastes like?" 
Ho said "It tastes like gluei" 

She answered with a vacant smile- 
He thought her slightly nutty— 

"That must have boon our peach pie, sir, 
Our apple tastes like putty!" 


An elephant was playing cards 

With a chimpanzee 
The elephant had wen each game 

And laughed quite airily. 

The chimpanzee got awful mad 

And told him to go lump it, 
Because each card the chimp put down 

The elephant would trumpet, (trump it) 

The very best is sent to all our 
officers and may they do their best 
toward all the members. 

— Juanita H. Nolte 


Eva R, Hartley 

120 Washington Avenue 

Wheeling, West Virginia 


Some rosy headed clover 
And a spray of cornflower blue 
Follow daisies watching over 
A white strawberry, or two. 

The ivy tendrils lengthen 
And crowd the Queen Anne's lace, 
While evening sunsets strengthen 
The charm of fence-row space. 





Mother Penguin wants an heir 
Lays an egg - maternal flair, 
Dad must nurse it on his feet, 
Partnership for .them is- sweet*. - 
Pop gets stiff in both his knees, 
Mom relieves him, if you please j 
Empress, Emperor, married bliss, 
Is human parenthood like this? 

In this issue, wc introduce to you a nev 
member, Mrs, Opal Brown, of Martins Ferry, 
Ohio. You will find her a lovely corre- 
spondent and full of fun. She wants to 
hear from you. Edna Strautman is working 
in Akron, Ohio, but will publish her col- 
umn as usual. Note her new address. \nn 
has moved up to. first page as she has K ^n 
a member since April, 19$U. Juanita say\ 
she does not wish to publish in our paper 
for which we are sorry. 

Ann-S. Wiestling 
lUlO National Road 
Wheeling, West Virginia 


Fly south'. And on your migratory wing' 
Each take his share of summer far away 
From here where winter 1 s nearer day by 

And keep warm beauty safe until the spring; 
As delicate as fair July's bouquet . 
Or blossoms from late August back to May. 
Fly south, sweet birds, let summer hear •■ 

you sing. 

Eat, little birds, of all our ripened. 

grain, . 
Late berries must sustain you on your 

flight, ,.*■?*?* 
Must help you bear your cargo across the 

Where you will nest until you bring again 
The resurrected life and warm sunlight. 
Be blessed, small birds, with peace- and i 

favoring breeze... , : 

# # # 

FALL FASHION NOTE '.'■'..•'.. 

The year is older now' and' gowns ■}]'. 

Herself in muted tones 
Preferring subtle harmonies 

To compliment her own . 
Maturing taste j no more red and rust 

And gold she wore so well 
A while ago and before that 

Her youth would always dwell 
With pas telle green, silver and blue 

Of early dawns in May. 

Have you ever. welcomed new members whose 
names are. given each month by Eddie? Do 

you know that Irene Cook is a radio dis- The flowered skirts of April's spring 
pat cher in Kansas and is interested in pub- Are long ago passee' . 
lishing in this Bundle? A letter is on She dons tailored robes of smoky, mauve, 
the way, Irene, which may help. Myrtle Or gray or autumn .brown 
McCamic lives on a farm in Ohio. She writesAcross the fields- ancUfbrest .floor:. •„ 

poems. She was born in Wheeling and knew 
the Wiestlings while here. Geo. J. Craw- 
ford in California is a cardiac patient. 
L. H. Phinney, a bookbinder, in Mass. will 
help you with your poetry free of charge. 
Thanks, new members, for writing me such 
interesting news. 

—Eva R. Hartley 

And on the streets in town. 

Thank' you Milwaukee member s, and all 
other UAPAers for the wonderful birthday 
cards with the warm, friendly notes and 
messages attached. 

— Ann S. Wiestling 













Edward F. Daas, Publisher 

5^5 North 19th St., Milwaukee 3, Ms. 

Number 39 May 1957 

This month's co-publishers are: - 

6 «JUN 2 u 

Rev. Ray E. Hooper, Route 1, Strsrtton, Colorado ■ -/ 

Alices Julian, 4203 North Winchester Avenue, Chicago 13, Illinois ' 
Ella Bartlett Dixon, 35I8 North Frederick Avenue, Milwaukee 11, Wis, 

You too, may become a co-operative publisher of this paper. The cost 
is $2.00 per pace or a dollar for half a page. You have here an op- 
portunity of getting your writing published quickly at a small cost. 
You may "also become a co-operative publisher by contributing finan- 
cially to the cost of this paper without sending a manuscript. We 
have over a hundred manuscripts on hand, 30 please do not send manu- 
scripts marked for ODDS & ENDS unless accompanied by the necessary fee. 


Don't miss 'entering the Clerihe w Contest of 





Julian, 4203 N. Winchester Ave., Chicago 13, 111. 
before May 31st . By oversight, the nature of the 
awards was not mentioned — A book of verses by 
Ogden Nasli will go to each of three winners. 

A. J. 

Rules were in the April issue. 


















Dear Mother on this gladsome day 
So glad you were the one 
Chosen out of all the throng 
Where I, my life begunl 

My prayer is one grand Thank You 
For all the many things 
That you, in your great goodness 
Have taught my heart that sings— 

Aloud each waking morning, 
^hat goes to bed each night 
Depending on our Maker 
To keep me living right. 

That every day attractions 
All the toil and labor too 
That singing, ever singing . 
My joy, that Y^U were YOUl 

When your eventide has come 
May radiant bliss be thine 
A precious welcome up above 
Where everything's divine. 

. . Ella B. Dixon 
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Today we decorate their graves 

We sound the bugle, roll the drums, 

And speak warm accolades.... 
We humbly dedicate our thoughts 
T.0 men who; fought a nation's cai 

We march in neat parades, 
Unfurl the flag I This day imparts 
A bit of wisdom to our hearts; 
/.'True, glory never fades. 


Alice Julian 








5 - AUG 1 5 

Cow T 7 I 

1209-Mrs Ceclle Eris Ryan, 416 Ros.edale, Union, Missouri (Halstead) 
1210-Lee Daren Dehner, 135A 18 Court S*v«, Miami, Florida (3ryan) 
1211-George H. Kay, ? C Box 142, Lake Mills, Wisconsin (Daas) 

RJiNE'^^LS: , 
Y*llliam B. Charles, Clarence J. Steele, Charles Schindlor, Frances 
Lawton, Harriet Nicholson, Anne Mitchell, Rev. Fred a. Dyckman, Ella 
Dunn Howell, Lesley H. Eabry, Anthony Zoubek, Paul E. Pross, Jr., 
Donalda Louise Lovell, Cecilia diMezza, Wm. Wallace Ellis, Loreta L. 

Clarence J. Steele, 'William B. Charles, Claire Emerson, Katharine G. 
Wadleigh, Emma D. Babcock, ; Ves-ley H. Fabry-, Lee Daren Dohner, James 
J. Shaw, Donalda Louise Lovell and Ge.orglno Alice Chamberlain. 

1192-Mrs Ella Mae Forrest, 419 East Clen Moore Blvd., Nov; Castle, pa. 

276-Mrs. L. Mabel Gould, 7001 Grange Place C, Greendale, Wisconsin 
1069-Orella D.' Halstead, ? Box 1613, Philadelphia 5, Pennsylvania 
560-Vora i&arle Jenkias, Runny Lodge Hospital, Newport .Pagnoll, 

.- ■ t Bucks, England 
1131-Mrs Anne Mitchell, R.F.B., Leominster, Massachusetts 
954-C. Adell Roach, 80A Lake Tapawingo, Blue Springs, Missouri 

Secretary's Receipts for the 
Mailing Fund during. May_L_.. _lg__ 

Harriet Nicholson $ 4.00 

Lucy Combs' 2.00 

William S. Hughes . 2.00 

Alice Julian 1.00 

Anne Mitchell 1.00 

Rev. Fred a. Dyckman ' 1.00 

Ella- Mae Forrest 1.00 

Hope F. Bemlss 1.00 

Donalda Louise Lovell ' .1.00 

Cecilia diMezza . • 1.00 

Beecher Ogden .50 

Dorothy, C. Schrader . . .50 

Lud "weichman ..42 

Ella Dunn Howell ..25' 

Madelon Barkhurst ,08 



OTT 1 

:asei- please! 

All applications for membership, dues 
and assessments should be sent to the 
SECRETARY. Changes of addresses and 
corrections should be sent to him. If 
you send the above to any other offi~ 
cer, please do NOT blame the associa- 
tion. The Secretary addresses the la- 
ble's for the Mailer. If he hasn't the 
correct address, the Bundle is not for- 
warded by thepost-offico if you have 
moved to another citg. Donations when 
sent* to the Secretary are acknowledged 

Sent to the Mailer 

in- his reports and tho donations for 
the Mailing Fund are forwarded to the 
Mailer promptly each month. 
Many members have NOT paid the Dollar 
assessment authorized by the last 
convention. If the address lable on 
your Bundle has an asterick .(*) on 
it, the Secretary has not .received , 
. 'your assessment, 
extended to' Lula Cameron whosu husband -Henry passed 


Our sympathies ar 

away on May 22nd, 

Marvin- Sanford en~tcrod Hahnema.n Hospital In San Francisco, on June 

for surgery, Hope everything went well and for an early recovery. 


Thanks to Louis Brechlcr for tw : dozen. birthday card3 5 
mer for a copy of the beautiful NE<. HAMPSHIRE PROFILES 
Pross for his brochure "Numb Fingers in the Snow" . 

•to Freda Plum- 
and to. Paul E. 
E. F. Daas 



Edward F. Daas, Publisher 

5^5 North 19th St., Milwaukee 3, Wis. 

Number 38 April 1957 

This month's co-publishers are: 

Sonia Davis, 322 South Berendo Street, Los Angeles 5> California 
Martha M. Clark,. 1931 St. Clair Street, Hamilton, Ohio 
Myrtle R. .Clarke, 2522 Eli sha Avenue, Zion, Illinois 
Hope F. Bemiss, 726 Eleventh N. E., Mason City, Iowa 
G. Edward Lind, Genesee Hotel, Waukegan, Illinois 





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' ■"" .1957 


If such a gift were granted me 
With every thought made clear — 
To wake my heart to wild delight 
Like footfalls of the deer. • 

For words can sing with subtle tone, 
Their names seldom heard, 
With sky-born notes and melody 
Like great King Tarquin's word. 

With words he wooed his lovely queen, What 
Enchanting courtly phrase; - Many 

Like vivid crowns of petaled moss; The 
Full-lipped like lover's praise I 

Made so 
Words like the jonquil's g&den heart — Y/rote 
Words like... the crimson rose. 
Words fluid as the wave-lashed sea, 
These simple words he chose. 

Martha M« Clark 


This is what United means to me, 

Unlimited opportunity; 
A chance for self-expression, 
For all amateurs like you and me, 

G. Edward Lind 


last month of the old year 
has it brought to you? 
blessings without number 
Joys were plenty too* 

many errors 
of so many things 
About our life and living 
Reward, that goodness brings. 

Whatever truth is given man, 
With splendid courage to. transcribe, 
The love that grows within the heart, 
Which nothing can corrupt-, or bribe I 

Whatever failure comes to him 
Be as the bond not as a goad—.. 
Lord, let him learn that lesser- gain 
Shall help to lift a brother's load.' 

Father, give all men love and trust- 
No brackish beach awash with bones; 
No haar + .q be trampled in the. dust... 
The; eovv.'e ..last bivouac of Stones I 

Martha M. Clark 

Sorrow for our failings 
Wish better deeds each day 
Showed much more of friendship 
Walked straighter all the way. 

Looking back, unhappy 
For shame the way we trod 
But looking forward happy 
Passing onward, up to God. 
Ella N. Dixon 

There's not enough money (if we 

could collect) 

To pay for the loss of self- 

Bea Drapin 

I X 

m####0VQ8 AND EMmfttti&itfffi 

Number Forty-Two 
November 1957 


Edward F. Daas, Publisher 
5^5 North 19th St., Milwaukee 3, Wis. 

This Month's Co-Publishers Are! 
Elizabeth Shafer, R. F. D. 4, Westminster, Maryland 
Wilbur C. Lane, 643 Poplar Street, Coshocton, Ohio 
Leslie R. Phinney, Route 1, Orange, Massachusetts 
Lorraine R. Podgorski, Forest T /a iler Park, Park Ridge, Illinois 

You too, may become a co-operative publisher of this paper. The cost 
is $2.00 per page or a Dollar for a half-page. You have here an op- 
portunity of getting your writing published quickly at a small C03t. 
You may also become a co-operative publisher by contributing finan- 
cially to the cost of this paper without sending a manuscript. We 
have over a hundred unpublished manuscripts on hand, so please do 
NOT send manuscripts for ODDS AND ENDS unless accompanied by the 
necessary fee. 

Some say it 
To me it is 
The blue of 
And summer 
Blue winter 
Blue of our 
Cerulean bl 
All shades 
The hazy bl 
The bird of 
I like blue 
The Blessed 


's cold, the color blue, 
the loveliest hue, 
children's eyes enchants me 

skies of blue entrance me. 
skies sequinned with stars, 
flag, with stars and bars, 

ue of lake and sea, 

of Blue God made for me,' 

ue of mountain mist, 
blue with happiness klst, 
best, and here's my cue, 
Mother dressed in blue. 
Nina Pahalen 



Amateur Journalism is something which draws me outside of myself; 
which takes me beyond the boundaries of my four walls. In fact, it 
allows me in imagination to roam over the United States an- 3 iVe- 
quently in foreign countries. 

The United has a unique place in A. J. in that it has some excep- 
tional writers as members. One member recently sold one poem for 
§140.00 and in poetry journals I find many names of members and know- 
ing this, I feel myself in good company. When a former president 
continually sells the stories she writes and in many newspapers I 
find contributions by our members, I am still more elated. 

In the United I- find a spirit of friendliness and concern for the-/ 
welfare of members. There is joy in shading each other's successes, 
and.. ay apathy for those in trouble. Nona D. Spath"